Grizzlies at Nuggets 1/12/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets
NBA: 9:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2018
Latest Odds : DEN -7.5 Total 207
The Memphis Grizzlies (13 - 27, 5 - 14 Away) are on the road for a tough game against the hometown Denver Nuggets (21 - 20, 14 - 5 Home). Denver will be hosting this matchup at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. Denver comes into this game having lost three straight contests while Memphis just scored a nice win over New Orleans. Denver will still be favored in what should be a competitive game that features a pair of the most talented big men in the NBA.
The Denver Nuggets will be taking the court with an offense that is scoring 107 PPG while shooting 46% from the floor as a team. Denver rolls their game through the play of big Nikola Jokic (16 PPG, 10 RPG, 5 APG) and he'll be the highlight of their offensive attack. Denver is surrendering 106 PPG to opposing teams on defense so far this season but Memphis isn't known for racking up the buckets.
The Memphis Grizzlies come into this game with a roster that just isn't that talented, outside of center Marc Gasol (18 PPG, 9 RPG, 4 APG) and a resurgent Tyreke Evans. Memphis is only scoring 99 PPG on offense this season while shooting 44% from the floor as a team. The Grizzlies have lost some of their trademark defensive edge and that has caused Memphis to drop otherwise winnable games. Memphis needs to come out swinging in order to stave off Denver here.
Recent Betting Trends:
Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Nuggets are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games.
Under is 6-1 in Grizzlies last 7 Friday games.
Under is 16-5 in Nuggets last 21 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Betting Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +7.5
The last 10 days Memphis has figured some things out and it has led to nice run for us bettors with Grizzlies going 5-1 ATS. More of the same tonight as Memphis gives Denver all the Nuggets can handle. In the end Nuggets get close win but aren't close to covering. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win but fall short ATS 103-100.