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Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
The visiting Nuggets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at FedExForum against the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies bring a 18-8 record (15-10-1 ATS) to the battle against the 17-14 Nuggets, who are 19-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 11-15 so far and the Nuggets go 17-14. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Grizzlies and the No. 6-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-100 win for the Grizzlies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 95.7 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 25 at 100.6 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.6 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
The Nuggets were a 106-85 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Nuggets and Mavericks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Dallas was handed a 106-85 defeat on Friday at American Airlines Center.
Memphis lost its last outing, a 99-89 result against the 76ers on December 26. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 188 combined points took the game OVER the total. Memphis suffered a 99-89 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Zach Randolph in a losing effort at FedExForum.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Nuggets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Denver is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Denver's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Denver
Memphis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 9 games
Denver home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, January 1
Memphis at Indiana, Monday, December 31