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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-15) Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets -153 | Grizzlies +140
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 228
Friday, March 12th, finds the Denver Nuggets on the road to play the Memphis Grizzlies playing for the first time this season.
The Nuggets hold the all-time advantage with a record of 56 wins in the 92 matches played. Last season, the squads played three times with the Nuggets taking two of the three contests.
Since February 10th the Nuggets are 9-4 and a big difference during this hot stretch has been the improved play of Jamal Murray.
While the Canadian struggled early he was hampered by numerous injuries and wasn’t necessarily seeking his own shot enough.
In the last 13 games, Murray is averaging 26.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists while shooting 47 percent from deep.
Part of the offensive improvement is a result of coach Mike Malone adjusting the point guard’s minutes to play him in some situation with the reserves without Nikola Jokic so he’s the primary scorer.
In the last game before the break, Denver beat the Pacers 113-103 with Michael Porter Jr. (24 points, 11 rebounds) and Nikola Jokic (20 points, 12 rebounds, plus eight assists) leading the way via double-double efforts. Murray (23) and Will Barton (16) were the other double-figure contributors.
Paul Millsap (knee) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) have missed the last 10 and seven games respectively and both are listed as day-to-day.
Gary Harris (adductor) continues to struggle to stay on the court having missed 15 of the last 16 games and won’t play in this match. RJ Hampton continues to be out dealing with health and safety protocols.
It will be a tough path for the Grizzlies in the second half with 40 games to play. They were one of four teams who came back from the break early to make up one of those games and were victorious beating the Wizards 127-112.
Jonas Valanciunas registered a massive double-double of 29 points and 20 rebounds plus blocked four shots. Ja Morant also produced a double-double of 21 points and 10 assists.
Desmond Bane (20), Kenny Anderson (13), De’Anthony Melton (11), and Dillon Brooks (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
The Grizzlies dominated their typical areas they’ve mastered all season in the paint and on the boards. They outscored the Wizards 78-48 in the paint and clobbered them on the glass outrebounding them 75 to 43.
Jaren Jackson (knee) remains out but is expected to make a return at some stage in the second half. His rehab is progressing slowly while he’s also been participating in some part of practice with the team.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Grizzlies are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
This matchup offers intriguing matchups with both teams having specific strengths. Both clubs register in the top 10 for points scored in the paint as well as defending the paint although the Grizzlies rank first and seventh in those categories.
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