NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies

NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies

The Denver Nuggets (42-18) are heading to the FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies (35-23) on Saturday night in a key Western Conference matchup. A Plus Picks, the #1 NBA expert on KingPin.pro who is up over $127k in NBA betting, predicts that Memphis will cover the spread.

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have been on a roll, winning 8 of their last 10 games, and are currently in first place in the Western Conference. Their leader and MVP candidate Nikola Jokic is averaging a triple-double this season with 24.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game. The Nuggets are also one of the best rebounding teams in the league, averaging 47.7 rebounds per game. However, they will be without forward Aaron Gordon, who is out with a rib injury.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies have been solid this season and currently hold the second spot in the Western Conference. Ja Morant is having a breakout season and is ninth in the league in scoring, averaging 27.1 points per game. Memphis is also the top team in the conference with 17.6 fast break points per game, led by Desmond Bane who is averaging 4.4 fast break points per game. Memphis will be without center Steven Adams who is out with a knee injury, and Luke Kennard who is questionable with an illness.

Betting Trends

The Nuggets are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games and have gone over the total in eight of their last 11 games. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games, and the total has gone under in 11 of their last 14 games.

Public Betting Data

The public is split on this game, with 50% of the bets on the Nuggets and 50% on the Grizzlies. However, 62% of the money is on the Grizzlies to cover the spread.

Prediction

This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, with the Nuggets winning the first matchup in December. However, A Plus Picks predicts that Memphis will cover the spread this time around. The Grizzlies are a tough team to beat at home, with a 17-9 record, and with Morant playing at a high level, they should be able to keep it close against the Nuggets. The pick is Memphis to cover the spread.

Pick: Memphis Grizzlies (+1)

Disclaimer: The pick is provided for informational purposes only, and KingPin.pro is not liable for any losses that may occur as a result of the use of this information.

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