Houston Rockets stop winless run

Houston Rockets stop winless run

The Houston Rockets hopes to finally halt their winless run when they go against Memphis Grizzlies, who are in a winning run. These two teams come into this game with different paths, making this match a more exciting one. The Grizzlies are coming from consecutive home wins against the Nuggets and the Lakers. On the other hand, the Rockets are in a 10-game losing run, which does not look good. They are from a 133-112 loss against the Nuggets on their last match. This meeting will be on March 2, 2023, at 9:00 AM (GMT+8), with the Rockets playing as hosts.

Looking at the standings, these two teams are almost at the opposite sides of the standings. Both teams belonging in the Western Conference, it was the visitors who has a huge advantage. The hosts are at the 15th of the Western Conference standings, winning only 13 of their 60 games. Additionally, they only recorded eight wins from their 28 home games, a record they want to improve. As for the visitors, they are doing well recently, which brings them to the second of the standings. From their 59 games, they managed to win 36 meetings, and are 5-5 in their last 10 meetings.

Houston Rockets

NBA: Houston Rockets
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As much as the Rockets try to fix their issues, they just could not find a way to return in the winning column. They have been incredible poor this season, that is why it is not surprising that they are at the bottom of the standings. They are from a 133-112 loss against the Nuggets, despite having a decent offensive shooting. In fact, for the whole month of February, this squad only managed to pick up one win, which is last February 1. Since then, they lost to 10 consecutive matches, a record they want to finally stop as they begin the month of March. Additionally, on their last five losses, they allowed the match to finish with a double digit lead lead. In offense, this squad is at the 29th with 109.7 points per game, and 27th in defense giving up 118.3 points per game.

Jalen Green continues to lead the Rockets with 21.8 points per game. Kevin Porter Jr., who is their second best scorer will be out, due to his foot injury. Tate on the other hand is considered as a day-to-day for this game.

Memphis Grizzlies

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies
Photo courtesy of AP

The Grizzlies are the complete opposite of their opponent as they are currently in a winning run. This is not surprising at all, as they had a hot start earlier this season, which puts them in their current place. They had a seven-game winning streak in December, and an 11-winning streak in January. However, after those hot runs, they then proceed to lose eight of their next nine matches. They are from a double-digit win against the Nuggets and the Lakers, which will really give them a confidence in this match. The Grizzlies are currently sitting 5.5 games behind the Nuggets. However, they are two games ahead of the Kings, which is why they are at the second of the standings. They have no problems offensively as they have been impressive in that area. In fact, they are currently the ninth in the standings with 115.9 points per game. Moreover, their defense is at sixth, allowing 111.9 points per game.

Ja Morant, and Desmond Bane continues to lead the Grizzlies with 27 and 21.3 points per game. However, it is just unfortunate that they are without Steven Adams due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, Jake LaRavia is considered as probable in this game.

Prediction:

Memphis Grizzlies
Total Under: 122.5
Odds: 0.81

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