Memphis Grizzlies (13-27) vs. Denver Nuggets (21-20)

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Spread: Grizzlies +7.5, Nuggets -7.5

Over/Under: 207


The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-27 this season, and are 2-3 in their last 5 games. Memphis is not good this season, like not good at all. The reason for this is simple to me, Mike Conley has only played 12 games this season. Conley is the Grizzlies starting point guard, and one of their best two players. Without Conley, the guys who have stepped up are Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans. Evans is leading Memphis is scoring averaging 19.9 points per game. Gasol is leading the Grizzlies in rebounds with 8.6 rebounds per game. This Memphis team is not even averaging 100 points per game.

The Denver Nuggets are 21-20 this season, and have lost their last 3 straight. Denver has done much better than many people expected them too. Part of the reason for it, is because they have 6 guys averaging over 10 points per game. Gary Harris (16.9 points per game) and Jamal Murray (16.1 points per game) are leading this team is scoring. The other guy who is putting up numbers for the Nuggets is Nikola Jokic. Jokic leads this team in rebounds with 10.2 per game and assists with 5.0 per game. Denver is 14-5 at home this season, and should play a role in this game.

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Memphis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’s last 6 games

Memphis is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road


Denver is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 10 games

Denver is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home


I really like the Denver Nuggets to win this game. Although this team is just 21-20 on the season, Denver is 14-5 at home. The good news for the Nuggets is that this game is at home. For Memphis, without Mike Conley this team is just not very good. Evans has played beyond expectations and I do not expect that to continue. Take the Denver Nuggets to win this game.

 Pick: Denver Nuggets

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Blake Griffin keeping the suspense in this one. He misses two free throws with 14.6 to play, and the #Nuggets can tie or win this game with a 3-pointer

60 points in the paint
30 points off turnovers
18 offensive rebounds
18 second chance points
28 bench points

Clippers' young players injected some energy into the game and led them to an 11-0 run. After that, Mudiay's bucket ensured the #Nuggets had the lead at the end of 3, but by the slimmest of margins, 81-80

Stat of the Night: #Nuggets have turned 17 Clippers turnovers into 30 points. Just an astonishing percentage of their points off of LA's mistakes.

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