Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 4/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+5)
The Denver Nuggets (36-20) play the Memphis Grizzlies (29-26) at Ball Arena on Monday. The line on this matchup has Denver as 5-point favorites. The total opens at 227.
The Memphis Grizzlies took the court against the Milwaukee Bucks and notched a win by a score of 128-115 in their last game. Memphis ended the game with a 54.8% FG percentage (51 of 93) and made 15 of 40 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies converted 11 of 12 tries for a rate of 91.7%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 43 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 31 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 16 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In the matter of defense, Memphis allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the field on 39 of 91 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 27 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Furthermore, Milwaukee pulled down 45 boards (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Milwaukee finished the game shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 27 tries. They also knocked down 16 of their 47 tries from beyond the arc.
Grayson Allen is someone who was a factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 33:54 minutes and collected 4 boards. Allen finished the game at 69.2% from the field and distributed 1 assist. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Grizzlies was Dillon Brooks. He pulled down 6 rebounds in his 33:39 minutes played. He shot 60.0% from the field in the game by shooting 9-of-15 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Brooks had 4 assists.
Memphis heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 29-26 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 46.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,491 dimes so far this year, which is 6th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Grizzlies are shooting 36.0% on shots from 3-point land (611 of 1,699) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 113.4 pts per game (13th in basketball) while hitting 46.9% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies have forced 15.3 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. The Grizzlies are giving up a FG percentage of 46.7% (842 of 993) and they relinquish 44.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 20th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,411 conceded for the season. They give up 36.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.7).
In their last game, the Denver Nuggets went home victorious with a score of 128-99 against the Houston Rockets. The Nuggets were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards totaling 54 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Rockets earned 19 fouls in the game which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 31 tries. They were able to bury 27 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.1%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Denver knocked down 9 out of their 31 attempts (29.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nuggets ended up shooting 46 for 94 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.9%. The Nuggets permitted the Rockets to make 38 of 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.2% in this game. They went 31.4% from three-point range by shooting 11 of 35 and ended up shooting 12 out of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to rebounding, Denver allowed Houston to collect 35 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Jokic ended up having an impact for the Nuggets in the matchup. He made 10 out of 12 for the contest for a rate of 83.3%, and earned 16 rebounds. Jokic accumulated 29 points in his 27:05 mins on the hardwood and tallied 7 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Denver was Michael Porter Jr.. He came away with 1 assist in his 31:08 minutes played, and he knocked down 7 of 13 from the floor. Porter ended up shooting 53.8% from the field as well as contributing 21 points and 5 rebounds.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 36-20 this season. Denver has totaled 6,456 pts this year (115.3 per game) and they grab 44.6 boards per contest. The Nuggets have committed 18.9 fouls every game while shooting 79.1% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Nuggets are shooting 48.8% from the field, which is 3rd in basketball. They are earning an assist 27.1 times per contest (4th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. The Nuggets are ranked 8th in the NBA in points given up per game with 109.8. They have allowed 26.1 assists and 40.8 boards per game, which ranks them 28th and 2nd in basketball. The Denver defense gives up 36.0% on 3-pointers (715 of 1,985) and their opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (17th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver (-5) and under 227 points
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