Monday, February 29, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 34-24 and a road record of 13-15. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 99 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. Memphis is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-16. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 23-36 and a home record of 11-17. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -3.2. Denver has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 12-26. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 14.4 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Gary Harris averages 11.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Will Barton averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Memphis averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.6 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 12th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Denver averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Nuggets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 96.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 115.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 93 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets score 102.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.5 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 95.8 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 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-28-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-25-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 31-25-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 33-24-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/28/16 F Brandan Wright Knee injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Denver
02/28/16 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Monday vs. Denver
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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