Grizzlies vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/15

Grizzlies vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/15

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Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis, TN; Friday, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: HOU -4.5
Over/Under: 211.5

Introduction

The Houston Rockets (12-9) are set to face the Memphis Grizzlies (6-17) at the FedExForum on Friday at 6:00 p.m. CST. This preview provides insights into key player performances, recent team matchups, and reasons why the Grizzlies are poised to keep this game close and cover the +4.5 points spread.

 

Team Analysis

Houston Rockets

The Rockets, currently seventh in the Western Conference, secured a recent victory against the Grizzlies. However, they face a challenging away game where the Grizzlies will be eager to bounce back.

Player Spotlight: A. Sengun

A. Sengun, averaging 20.0 points per game, has been a key contributor for the Rockets and will play a crucial role in this matchup.

 

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies, currently at the bottom of the Western Conference, suffered a recent loss to the Rockets. However, with the potential return of Desmond Bane, they aim to make this game more competitive.

Player Spotlight: D. Bane

D. Bane, averaging an impressive 24.8 points per game, is expected to be back on the court, providing a significant boost to the Grizzlies.

 

Top Performers

Both teams have key players in good form, with A. Sengun leading the Rockets and D. Bane expected to boost the Grizzlies' offensive capabilities. This sets the stage for a closely contested matchup.

 

Injuries

The Rockets have Amen Thompson listed as questionable, while Victor Oladipo is out. The Grizzlies anticipate the return of Desmond Bane, which could significantly impact the team's performance.

 

Prediction

Expect the Memphis Grizzlies to keep this game close, making them strong contenders to cover the +4.5 points spread. The potential return of Desmond Bane adds offensive firepower, and the Grizzlies will likely put up a resilient fight at home.

Considering the recent matchups and the potential boost from Bane's return, the Grizzlies are well-positioned to cover the spread against the Rockets.

 

Pick: Memphis Grizzlies to Cover +4.5 Points Spread

 

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