Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 4/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Denver Nuggets (47-33) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (55-24) at Ball Arena on Thursday.
The Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 121-115 in their last game. Memphis walked away from the game having earned a 38.6% field goal percentage (39 of 101) and made 13 of their 31 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Grizzlies converted 24 of 29 shots for a rate of 82.8%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 51 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 26 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 13 steals. In the matter of the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 41.7% from the floor on 40 out of 96 shooting. Utah doled out 61 dimes and had 23 steals for this contest. Moreover, Utah collected 48 rebounds (13 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Utah finished 67.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 29 of 43 attempts. They converted 12 of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 29 and the Jazz totaled 16 fouls.
Tyus Jones is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He left the arena with 24 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and also grabbed 2 boards. Jones walked away from this one shooting 52.6% from the floor and recorded 5 assists.
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Memphis enters this game with a win-loss record of 55-24 so far this year. They are turning it over 13.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Memphis is snagging 49.4 boards per game and has accumulated 2,033 assists so far this year, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (901 of 2,569) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.4 pts per contest (2nd in basketball) while going 46.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 12th in the league in points per game allowed (109.4). The Grizzlies are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (3,166 of 6,999) and they relinquish 43.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 16th in the league in giving up assists with 1,963 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Nuggets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-97 when they faced the Spurs. The Nuggets were able to corral 41 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 51 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Spurs were called for 10 fouls in this game which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Denver knocked down 7 of 33 tries (21.2%). Overall, the Nuggets finished the game shooting 41 for 98 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. The Nuggets permitted the Spurs to convert 44 of 89 tries from the field which had them at 49.4% for this contest. They finished 46.2% from 3-point land by going 12 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 24 at the charity stripe (66.7%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Denver permitted San Antonio to snag 43 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Nikola Jokic ended up having an impact for the Nuggets for this game. Jokic recorded 41 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists in this matchup. He converted 18 of 35 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 51.4%, and tallied 17 rebounds.
Denver has a mark of 47-33 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Nuggets are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in basketball. Denver has accounted for 8,980 points on the campaign (112.3 per contest) and they pull in 44.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 27.7 times per game (3rd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. The Nuggets commit 19.8 fouls every game while shooting 79.4% from the charity stripe.
The Denver defense surrenders 34.5% on three-point shots (944 of 2,735) and opponents are knocking down 75.3% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.3 assists and 42.4 boards every game, ranking them 22nd and 4th in the league. The Nuggets defensively are ranked 14th in the league in points given up per game with 110.0. They have forced 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (23rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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