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Memphis favored by -9.5 against Denver on Friday

Denver NuggetsMemphis Grizzlies
33-42April 04, 2014, 07:00 | FedExForum44-31

FedExForum features an NBA battle between the host Memphis Grizzlies and the visiting Denver Nuggets in betting action on Friday.

The Nuggets will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 34-40-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Grizzlies are 32-41-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Denver is 37-38 on the totals; Memphis is 36-39.View Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

The Grizzlies were listed as a -9.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 200.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

This game pits the Grizzlies, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nuggets, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-90 victory for the Grizzlies.

In their last action, Denver was a 137-107 winner at home against the Pelicans. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (244) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Denver cruised to victory on Wednesday, running New Orleans out of the gym and running up a 137-107 score at Pepsi Center.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 102-88 result against the Timberwolves on April 2. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Grizzlies endured a 102-88 loss at the hands of the Timberwolves on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Marc Gasol at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.08 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 4.89 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 10 with 8.48 per contest.

A few Nuggets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Denver is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Memphis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 12 games
Memphis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Houston, Sunday, April 6th
Memphis at San Antonio, Sunday, April 6th