Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 13-27. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 21-20. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-23-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-25-1 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 19-20-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-23-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
01/11/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is doubtful Friday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Tyreke Evans comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Marc Gasol averages 18.4 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Gary Harris averages 16.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Will Barton averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 99.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 8th in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Nuggets are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Nuggets surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Memphis is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Denver is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 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 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 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 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +9.5
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