Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 15-10. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.8 as they average 103.5 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 17-9 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 110.2 points per game and surrender 103.8, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 15-11-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is out indefinitely
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/08/18 G Jamal Murray Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable
12/07/18 G Gary Harris Hip is out indefinitely
12/07/18 F Paul Millsap Toe is out indefinitely
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Jaren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Mike Conley averages 20.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Nikola Jokic averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Gary Harris averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 103.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 16th in the league with 110.2 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.0. The Nuggets are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Nuggets surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Memphis is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Denver is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Nuggets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +1.5
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