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(34-25) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets (26-32)
Date: Sunday February 26th, 2017
Time: 5:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 214
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Coming off a loss to Indiana, the Memphis Grizzlies head to Denver, Colorado to take on the Nuggets in a battle of the Western Conference.
Denver, off an easy 20-point win over Brooklyn, will look to stay on the winning track against a very solid Memphis squad.
Memphis is a defensive oriented team, one that doesn’t score the ball much but focuses more on keeping opponents from scoring. The Grizzlies have the 3rd ranked defense in the NBA, giving up just 99.5 points per game and holding opponents to just 43% shooting on average.
The offense is another story, however. Memphis averages just 100.8 points per game, the 4th lowest in the league.
Even when the team holds teams to around 100 or less, which in this year’s NBA is no easy feat, the team can’t seem to keep up offensively and often loses because of it.
Case and point, Friday night’s game against Indiana. The Grizzlies held the Pacers to just 102 points but scored only 92 themselves, resulting in the 10-point loss.
Offensively, the Griz simply don’t have many weapons. Only three players average double figures in scoring, including Marc Gasol who leads the team with 20.6 points per game.
Mike Conley is right behind him at about 19.3 points per game and Zach Randolph averages 14.1.
The Denver Nuggets have the exact opposite problem that the Memphis Grizzlies have. While Memphis can’t score but can play great defense, Denver can score but plays almost no defense at times.
The Nuggets give up 111.8 points per game, 3rd worst in the NBA.
Offensively, the team averages 110.8 points per game, good for 4th in the league. Impressively, Denver has six players averaging double figures in scoring.
Danilo Gallinari leads the team with 17.2 points per game on 44% shooting and 38% from behind the arc.
Wilson Chandler averages 15.8 points and Nikola Jokic averages 15.7. Jokic has been a standout player this season, proving that he was a great draft pick before the 2015-2016 season.
He also averages 8.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and shoots 57.5% from the field.
Another young pick for the Nuggets, Gary Harris, has stood out for the team this season. In his third year, Harris is averaging 14.1 points on 48% shooting.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Denver is 4-1 ATS in the last five games at home
- The Total has gone OVER in four of Memphis’ last 12 games
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
It’s tough to stop a strong offensive team like the Nuggets, but the good news for Memphis is that the defense is very suspect for Denver. Memphis should score more than average and get the W on the road in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis ATS
Memphis is a better team than Denver, especially on the defensive end. The Grizzlies should be able to pull away late in the game and cover the spread in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies 109 – Denver Nuggets 103
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