Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets Odds
Denver looks to cover the Nuggets-Grizzlies pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 44-22 mark when they host Memphis in NBA action.
The Nuggets sit at 44-22 (41-25 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 44-19 (38-24-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Denver is 39-27 OU, and Memphis is 27-35-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Nuggets and the No. 6-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-102 result in favor of the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 2-rated squad against Memphis's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 19 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.7 per outing.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.1 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Memphis, they were a 96-85 winner as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies got 21 points from Marc Gasol as Memphis ran past Los Angeles 96-85 on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.
The Nuggets were a 117-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. The battle between the Nuggets and Knicks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New York was handed a 117-94 defeat on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing New York are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
A few Grizzlies at Nuggets trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Memphis
Memphis at Utah, Saturday, March 16
Denver at Chicago, Monday, March 18