Free NBA Hoops Pick: Nuggets vs. Grizzlies Lines
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(31-44) Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (38-34)
As the playoffs are not far off the Grizzlies look to right their ship, as they have lost 7 of their last 10 games and their last 3.
They are in the 5th spot in the West and while it is unlikely they will catch the Clippers, who they trail by 5.5 games, they may fall to 6th if their losing ways continue.
They are 2.5 games ahead of the Blazers and want to stay that way to avoid playing the red-hot Thunder in the first round of the playoffs.
While the Nuggets have not been eliminated yet they are still 6 games out of the final playoff spot.
They have lost their last 2 games and lost to the Grizzlies at home in their last game facing them.
In their last game the Grizzlies lost to the San Antonio Spurs 101-87 and the Nuggets lost to the Dallas Mavericks 97-88.
The Nuggets have struggled on offense in their last 2 games scoring 88 points and 90 points respectively. They rank 18th in the league in points per game and only 23rd in opponents’ points per game.
In their last loss to the Mas Denver shot a better FG% than Dallas, but they committed 21 turnovers while the Mavs only had 3.
Guards Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris were the only starters for the Nuggets that scored in double figures in the Mavs game and Denver must get some scoring from their big guys.
PF Kenneth Faried missed a few games with an injury and came back for the Dallas game to only go for 9 points.
Nuggets leading scorer Danilo Gallinari is out for the season and the Nuggets need to take up the scoring slack and play better D to win this game.
Denver is 14-24 on the season on the road, but they have won 2 of their last 4 games away from the Mile High City.
The Grizzlies rank a legit 8th in the league in opponents’ points allowed, but their D has hurt them in their 3 game losing streak. In their last 3 games they have given up an average of 106 ppg. Their D is key, as they only rank 23rd in the league in scoring.
Marc Gasol is out for the season, which means Zach Randolph needs to score and hit the boards more inside. The Grizzlies have been decimated by injuries this season, as Gasol is not only out, but so is 2nd leading scorer Mike Conley.
In their loss to the Spurs in their last game they only shot 39.8% from the floor, but that was against the team with the best D in the league.
Matt Barnes and Jeff Green were the only 2 starters that scored in double figures for the Grizzlies in the San Antonio loss.
With trading away key players and injuries it is surprising that the Grizzlies are still in the playoff mix and after 2 straight losses to the Spurs they have to be happy to be at home to play the Nuggets, who are 13-games under .500.
This season the Grizzlies are 25-12 at home.
The Grizzlies have won all 3 of their match ups with the Nuggets this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Nuggets are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS loss.
- Grizzlies are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 home games.
- Grizzlies are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss.
- Grizzlies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
The Grizzlies have had 2 straight games against the elite Spurs and facing the Nuggets back at home they will get back in the W column winning their 4th game against them this season.
The home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games between these 2 teams and that trend will continue.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Memphis 102 – Denver 90
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