Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 11/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Memphis Grizzlies (3-3) are hosting the Denver Nuggets (4-2) at FedExForum on Monday.
The Nuggets stepped onto the hardwood against the Timberwolves and notched a win by a score of 93-91 in their last game. Denver finished having earned a 40.9% FG percentage (36 of 88) and buried 9 of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 12 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned 48 with 14 of them being offensive. They also dished out 24 dimes in the matchup while forcing 6 turnovers and having 11 steals. With regard to defending, Denver let their opponent shoot 38.9% from the floor on 35 out of 90 shooting. Minnesota dished out 47 dimes and had 21 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Minnesota pulled down 31 rebounds (16 offensive, 15 defensive) and earned 11 blocks. Minnesota finished the game shooting 88.9% at the free throw line by burying 8 of their 9 attempts. They also converted 13 out of their 41 tries from beyond the arc.
Nikola Jokic is someone who was a factor for the matchup. He was able to score 26 points on 10 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins and also snagged 19 boards. Jokic ended up shooting 43.5% from the floor and also recorded 7 dimes.
Denver will enter this game with a record of 4-2 so far this season. They are averaging 101.3 points per outing (27th in the league) while going 47.9% from the field. The Nuggets are shooting 31.3% from downtown (65 of 208) and 67.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Denver is pulling in 44.7 rebounds per game and has earned 143 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 18.8 times per game and as a group are committing 20.8 fouls per contest. On defense, the Nuggets are forcing 17.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 fouls. They surrender 29.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 1st in basketball in points per game allowed (96.8). The Nuggets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.7% (216 of 506) and they surrender 42.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 13th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 128 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 129-103 when they played the Heat. The Grizzlies recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 14 steals in this contest. The Heat committed 18 fouls for this contest which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to bury 19 of those for a rate of 90.5%. When talking about 3-pointers, Memphis made 16 of 50 tries (32.0%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies walked away from this one shooting 34 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.6%. The Grizzlies permitted the Heat to convert 46 out of 88 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.3% in this matchup. They finished 56.8% from distance by connecting on 21 of 37 and ended up going 16 out of 19 from the charity stripe (84.2%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis permitted Miami to get 39 in total (11 on the offensive side).
De'Anthony Melton was important for the Grizzlies for the matchup. He buried 6 of 12 in this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Melton totaled 20 points in his 27 minutes on the court and totaled 5 assists for this game.
Memphis has a mark of 3-3 on the season. Memphis has accounted for 673 points for the year (112.2 per contest) and they collect 47.2 boards per contest. The Grizzlies are committing 18.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 82.6% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Grizzlies are shooting 43.4% from the field, which ranks 19th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 26.2 times per game (4th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.7 times per contest. The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 29th in the league in points given up per game with 117.0. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.1% from the floor (30th in the league). The Memphis defense allows 42.3% on shots from beyond the arc (93 of 220) and their opponents are making 76.5% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 28.7 assists and 43.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 30th and 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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