Thursday, January 21, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.5.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 24-19 and a road record of 8-12. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 96.3 points per game while giving up 98.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 16-26 and a home record of 8-13. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of -4.1.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Zach Randolph averages 14 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 19 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Memphis averages 96.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Denver averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 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 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 14.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-22-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 21-21-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 20-20-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 23-18-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/20/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee probable Thursday vs. Memphis
01/19/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Memphis
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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