Friday, January 8, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 13-23 and a road record of 8-12. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 19-18 and a home record of 11-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of -3.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Will Barton averages 16.2 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marc Gasol averages 16 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Denver averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Memphis averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 3rd with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 16-18-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 19-16-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-20-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-20-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/07/16 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle "?" Friday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/07/16 G Courtney Lee Hip injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Denver
01/07/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles "?" Friday vs. Denver
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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