Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 7-10. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 99.8 points per contest while giving up 100.9 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 10-8. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per contest and giving up 107.3, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-11-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-12-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/23/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Friday vs. Denver
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Tyreke Evans averages 17.9 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Nikola Jokic averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Will Barton averages 14.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Memphis averages 99.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.06 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game this season. Denver is 10th in the league with 108.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.78. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Nuggets are 8th in turnovers per game with 16.4.
The Grizzlies are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Memphis is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league.
Denver is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -5.5
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