Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 20 (12/20): NBA

Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 20 (12/20): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Grizzlies money line -115
Grizzlies spread -1 (-110)
Nuggets money line +104
Nuggets spread +1 (-110)
Over / under 233.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Memphis Grizzlies Denver Nuggets
Record 19-10 18-11
Road  / home record 6-8 9-3
Streak W6 W1
Points per game 116.00 115.00
Points allowed per game 111.00 114.00
Rebounds per game 49.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 39.00
Over / under record 14-14-1 14-15
 

Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies continue on the road and will visit the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena on Tuesday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Grizzlies led 3-1.  

 

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies get here with a 19-10 record overall and 6-8 on the road so far this season ranking 1st in the Southwest Division. The Grizzlies are 8-7 in conference games. Memphis ranks ninth in the Western Conference with 25.0 assists per game led by Ja Morant averaging 7.7.

Ja Morant is scoring 26.7 points per game and averaging 6.7 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks is averaging 19.0 points and 4.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Memphis

In their last 10 games the Grizzlies are 8-2, averaging 118.4 points, 50.9 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets get here with a 18-11 and are 9-3 at home so far this season ranking 1st in the Northwest Division.The Nuggets are 14-7 in Western Conference games. Denver averages 14.7 turnovers per game and is 7- when it wins the turnover battle.

Nikola Jokic is scoring 25.2 points per game and averaging 10.9 rebounds for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 15.9 points and 3.5 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.

In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 118.3 points, 42.3 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 52.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.6 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Memphis are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against Denver.

Memphis are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Denver.

Memphis are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.

Memphis are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver.

Denver are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.

Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games against Memphis.

Denver are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Grizzlies have been on fire lately as they have won 7 of their last 8 games averaging 119.5 points per game on that strecht but they're 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road. The Nuggets have won 4 of their last 5 games and have been very good at home lately with a 9-3 record but they are dealing with some key players questionable. With all those injuries the Grizzlies should take advantage and steal this win on the road.

PICK: Grizzlies -1 (-110)

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