Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 4 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 9-1. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 9.4 as they average 111.8 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 5-4 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 103.7 points per game and surrender 102.1, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-3-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 3-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/06/18 SF Omri Casspi Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Denver
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 F JaMychal Green Jaw is out indefinitely
Gary Harris comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Nikola Jokic averages 17.0 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game. He averages 7.7 assists per game and 10.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Mike Conley scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 5.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Marc Gasol averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.8 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 48.6 boards per contest and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.4 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 28th in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.56. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 23.9. The Grizzlies are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Grizzlies give up 102.1 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Denver is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Memphis is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 7th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -4
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