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Feb 17, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

17-13TEAM RECORD16-14

Memphis looks to cover the Grizzlies-Nuggets pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 16-14 mark when they host Denver in NBA action.

Supporters of the Nuggets have seen them go 17-13 and 17-13 ATS so far this season, while the Grizzlies are at 16-14 and 15-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 12-18, while the Nuggets are 15-15.

View Denver vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nuggets are listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 13-rated Grizzlies in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-98 win for the Nuggets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 21-ranked offense (92.9 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 27 at 100 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 102.3 points per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

Denver lost its last outing, a 102-84 result against the Mavericks on February 15. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Denver suffered a 102-84 loss against Dallas on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Rudy Fernandez in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Memphis was a 105-100 winner on the road against the Nets. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Rudy Gay went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds leading Memphis over New Jersey, 105-100, on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Memphis
Denver is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Denver
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Oklahoma City, Sunday, February 19
Memphis home to Golden State, Saturday, February 18