Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on TNT. It’s a clash of titans tonight at Ball Arena as the #1 seed Memphis comes to town for a battle with the #3 seeded Nuggets. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
After their 3-game win streak got snapped by the Lakers, the Nuggets responded well with a win over the struggling Hornets. A big part of the win was the play of Nikola Jokic who finished with a Wilt Chamberlain like stat line of 40 points, 27 rebounds and 10 assists. These type of performances and the Nuggets being a 3rd seed in the West might just give Jokic his 3rd MVP, but there is still a long way to go in this regular season.
Denver has a tough task at home tonight against the Grizzlies, a team they’ve beaten 7 times in the last 8 games at Ball Arena. Only 3 of their 12 home games have ended in a defeat for the Nuggets this season, they’ll be eager to take the court against tonight’s opponent.
The Grizzlies suffered an unexpected loss at Oklahoma City the other night which ended a 7-game win streak that got them into 1st place in the West. That’s really impressive when you consider the fact that their 2nd best player Desmond Bane has been out for a while now with a toe injury, and it’s unknown when he will come back.
Ja Morant is making a strong case for MVP honors leading the Grizz with 26.7 points and 7.7 assists per game, but more impressive than his stat line is his play, he is one of the most acrobatic finishers in today’s NBA. He will need to display all of that tonight, Memphis has just 4 wins in 12 meetings with the Nuggets. They do like to cover the spread against them though, over the last 8 games they are 6-2 ATS.
It promises to be a tight game, but for some reason the Nuggets are the underdogs here despite a dominant head-to-head record. After that performance against Charlotte, I think they’ll be eager to show they can do it against the big teams as well. Take the home team and the extra points here.
Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Odds
Pace of play has been one of the factors why the Grizzlies have been good this season. They average 103.5 possessions per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Using their youth and athleticism they are able to outrun and outscore teams, even though they are only 12th in offensive efficiency.
Denver is a lot more efficient than that ranking 2nd with an average of 114.4 points per 100 possessions. In their last 3 home games they’ve scored 119, 141 and 115 points which means the Grizzlies defense will have their hands full in this one. Memphis has plenty of options offensively to respond, so it promises to be an entertaining high scoring game. The last 3 meetings have averaged 228.3 points per game, I think the two teams will put in enough effort to surpass tonight’s projected total. Let’s back the points here.