Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 31-44 and a road record of 14-24. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-29. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 41-33 and a home record of 25-12. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of -1.6. Memphis has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 25-22. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Kenneth Faried comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Gary Harris averages 12.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Tony Allen averages 8.1 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Zach Randolph averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Denver averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 100.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies score 101.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.2 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 39-33-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 42-31-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 38-34-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 41-32-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/29/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/29/16 F Zach Randolph Ankle missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
03/16/16 F P.J. Hairston Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
03/12/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles expected to miss 3-4 weeks
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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