It will be a possible preview of the Western Conference Finals when the Denver Nuggets visit the Memphis Grizzlies. We’re here to share our NBA odds series, make a Nuggets Grizzlies prediction and pick as we show you how to watch.
The Nuggets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-109 in their first game after the All-Star break. Significantly, Michael Porter Jr. led by 25 points. Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 24 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists. Likewise, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 points. Jamal Murray added 16 points and nine assists. Ultimately, the Nuggets shot 46.4 percent from the field and 47.2 percent from the 3-point line. The Nuggets also won 47-41 in rebounds. Essentially, the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to gain.
The Grizzlies fell 110-105 to the Philadelphia 76ers. First, they stormed out to a 37-22 lead at the end of the first quarter. But things fell apart as they methodically broke down the track. Unfortunately, the Grizzlies shot just 39.1 percent from field and 21.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Grizzlies also turned the ball over 11 times. In the end, Desmond Bane led with 25 points and eight rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 18 points while shooting 5 for 16 from the field. Likewise, Ja Morant had 15 points while shooting 3 for 16.
The Nuggets go into this match 42-18. However, they are only 15-14 on the road despite winning three away games in a row. The Nuggets are 8-2 in their last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies come into this showdown 35-23. The Grizzlies are 24-5 on the FedEx Forums this season, with three straight home wins. The Grizzlies have also been struggling lately, winning 4-6 in their last 10 games.
The Nuggets won the only game of the season played between the teams, going 105-91 at the Ball Arena. Additionally, the Nuggets are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games between teams in Memphis, winning the last two. Also, two of the last three games between the teams have been decided by two or fewer points.
Here are the Nuggets Grizzlies NBA odds, courtesy of FanDuel
NBA Odds: Nuggets Grizzlies Odds
Denver Nuggets: +2 (-106)
Memphis Grizzlies: -2 (-114)
Above: 235.5 (-110)
Below: 235.5 (-110)
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Why the nuggets could cover the spread
Jokic continues to shine with 24.7 points per game, 11.6 rebounds and 10.2 assists. Additionally, Murray is averaging 20.1 points per game with 5.9 assists. Aaron Gordon averages 17.3 points per game with 6.9 rebounds. Finally, Porter is averaging 17 points per game. These four help propel a Denver team that is the best in the association in terms of shooting percentage and best in terms of 3-point shooting percentage. However, the Nuggets struggle at the charity strip and place 25th in free-throw shooting percentage. The Nuggets also struggle with the ball and rank 21st in turnovers. Likewise, their defense isn’t the best, ranking 19th for blocked shots.
The nuggets will cover the spread if they keep hitting their shots. Then they have to use their shots on the free-throw line and then handle the ball well.
Morant is a star with 27.1 points per game and 8.2 assists. Conversely, he has encountered roadblocks, even taking a lock off of Joel Embiid. Bane is a huge compliment to Morant at 21.6 points per game. Likewise, they have help from Jackson, who has 17 points per game and 6.7 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the next option with the Grizzlies at 14.7 points per game.
These four must help a Memphis team that ranks 19th in field goal shooting and 24th in 3-point shooting. Likewise, the Grizzlies are also the worst team in the NBA in free throw percentage. Memphis excels on the boards and ranks second in rebounds. So it will be interesting to see how they stack up against Jokic. The Grizzlies are decent with the ball and rank 16th in turnovers. Also, they are amazing on defense, ranking second in blocked shots.
Final Nuggets Grizzlies Prediction & Pick
The Grizzlies have something to prove. So expect them to rise to the occasion and stun the nuggets at home.