Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. It’s a Western Conference showdown between the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies as the 2 teams lock horns at Ball Arena. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Just 2 days after a monster 49-point triple-double from Nikola Jokic and a 130-128 OT win over the LA Clippers, the Denver Nuggets are looking to win their 4th game in 5 outings as they host the Grizzlies. Jokic also got a ton of help from Aaron Gordon who had 28 points on the night, while Monte Morris chipped in 19 of his own. The win was nice, but Nuggets fans should be worried with their team allowing a mediocre Clippers side to shoot 53% from the field and make 15 threes on them.
That kind of effort will surely result in a loss tonight against a Memphis side that’s ahead of them in the standings. Denver does have the edge in head-to-head meetings with 6 wins in a row at home against them, but covering the spread has been an issue as they are only 3-6 ATS over their last 9 games.
The Grizzlies are in a mini slump with 2 losses over their last 3 games, but overall they are still exceeding expectations as they find themselves in 3rd spot in the West standings. They are one of the better road teams in the league right now with a 14-7 record, plus bettors have made a ton of money on them covering 12 times in their last 14 games away from home. Ja Morant had another big game with 33 points and 14 assists in the loss against Milwaukee, his name has been mentioned a lot in the MVP conversation lately with the injuries to Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry playing poorly. Beating teams like Denver will definitely add to his case, the Grizzlies are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games vs West teams.
I’m going with the road team in this one. Memphis is a league best 15-6 ATS in 21 road games and they’ve won 13 of 21 games as underdogs. They haven’t performed against the Nuggets in head-to-head meeting as good as they would have liked, but that all changes tonight. Give me the road team and the extra points.
Memphis Grizzlies +4 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Odds
Both teams have been involved in some really high scoring games lately. Memphis is coming off a 126-114 loss at Milwaukee, while the Nuggets beat the Clippers 130-128 in their last game. It was their 2nd game in a row in which they allowed at least 125 points. Nuggets are also 3rd in the NBA in points per game over their last 3 outings averaging 121.7 per game. With an in-form Ja Morant, the Grizzlies are averaging 110.2 per game on the road this season which ranks 8th in the NBA at the moment. Head-to-head meetings have gone under in the 3 most recent games, but with the style of play both teams have been playing this season I think that trend changes tonight. Nuggets have gone over the total in 4 of their last 5 and in 5 straight at home. With injuries derailing their backcourt for most of the season I just can’t see them having the necessary tools to slow down Ja Morant in this one and when Ja is on fire, so is the rest of his team. I think the smart bet here is to go with the points.
Over 220 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365