Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 34-25. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 26-32. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.8 points per game and surrendering 111.8, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Mike Conley averages 19.1 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Nikola Jokic averages 15.7 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Memphis averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Denver averages 110.8 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.07 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 4th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 92.9 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 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 112.1 and they have a defensive rating of 113.2. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-29-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-30-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 30-27-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 39-18-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/25/17 F Brandan Wright Personal "?" Sunday vs. Denver
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/25/17 F Kenneth Faried Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Memphis
02/25/17 C Roy Hibbert Acquired probable Sunday vs. Memphis
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +2
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