Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 11/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
FedExForum is where the Memphis Grizzlies (4-3) will try to defeat the Denver Nuggets (4-3) on Monday.
The Nuggets took the court against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 106-97 in their last game. Denver walked away from the contest with a 44.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 88) and converted 9 of their 38 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 10 of 15 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected a total of 40 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 27 assists in the game while creating 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to defending, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 45.4% from the field on 44 out of 97 shooting. Memphis doled out 55 assists and had 20 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Memphis snagged 44 boards (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Memphis finished the game shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by making 5 of 7 tries. They also buried 13 of 34 tries from downtown.
Nikola Jokic is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He totaled 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played 33 minutes and also pulled down 7 boards. Jokic went 60.0% from the floor and earned 7 dimes.
Denver enters this game with a record of 4-3 for the season. The Nuggets are connecting on 30.1% on 3-pointers (74 of 246) and 67.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 100.7 points per outing (27th in basketball) while hitting 47.4% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 17.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Denver is snagging 44.0 boards per game and has earned 170 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 13th in basketball in allowing assists with 148 surrendered this year. The Nuggets defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.2% (260 of 602) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 30.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 2nd in the league in opponents PPG (98.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 106-97 when they faced the Nuggets. The Grizzlies corralled 44 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 55 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 8 steals for the game. The Nuggets had 12 personal fouls in this game which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 7 tries. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of shots from distance, Memphis buried 13 of their 34 attempts (38.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Grizzlies finished shooting 44 for 97 from the floor which had them shooting 45.4%. The Grizzlies allowed the Nuggets to bury 39 of their 88 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.3% for this game. They finished 23.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 out of 38 and ended up going 10 of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to attacking the glass, Memphis permitted Denver to collect 34 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies for this game. He converted 12 of 22 for this contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, and had 7 rebounds. Morant recorded 26 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 8 dimes for this contest.
Memphis has a record of 4-3 on the year. The Grizzlies commit 18.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 81.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 25.3 times per contest (5th in the league) and they turn it over 15.3 times per contest. Memphis has earned 779 points so far this year (111.3 per game) and they grab 48.3 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Grizzlies are connecting on 43.7% from the field, which ranks 20th in the league. The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.1. The Memphis defense gives up 39.5% on shots from 3-point land (102 of 258) and opponents are making 75.4% of their free throw attempts. They concede 28.4 assists and 43.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 29th and 4th in basketball. They are forcing 14.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (28th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver
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