Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 3/3/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Denver Nuggets will compete against the Memphis Grizzlies at Ball Arena on Friday.
The Grizzlies faced the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 113-99 in their last game. Memphis ended the contest having earned a 48.2% FG percentage (40 of 83) and buried 17 out of their 41 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies buried 16 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 84.2%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 27 assists in this matchup while creating 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning defending, Memphis allowed 40.0% from the field on 36 of 90 shooting. Houston earned 17 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, Houston collected 49 boards (17 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 9 blocks. Houston shot 64.0% at the charity stripe by burying 16 of 25 tries. They also knocked down 11 out of their 34 tries from 3-point range. With respect to fouls, the Grizzlies walked away with 21 and the Rockets finished the game with 18 fouls.
Desmond Bane is one player who had an impact in the matchup. Bane finished 70.6% from the field and dished out 6 assists. He saw the court for 29 mins and grabbed 9 rebounds. He had 30 points on 12 out of 17 shooting.
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Memphis heads into this matchup with a record of 38-23 on the year. They are averaging 115.9 pts per contest (9th in basketball) while shooting 46.9% from the field. The Grizzlies are shooting 34.2% on shots from downtown (689 of 2,016) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is collecting 47.7 rebounds per game and has earned 1,541 assists so far this season, which ranks 15th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Grizzlies have forced 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. They are 18th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,597 conceded this season. The Grizzlies defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.7% (2,452 of 5,484) and they relinquish 44.4 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 35.6% from 3-point land and they are 6th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.6).
The last time they took the court, the Nuggets went home victorious with a score of 133-112 when they played the Rockets. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Denver permitted Houston to grab 40 in all (10 offensive). They went 29.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Nuggets permitted the Rockets to make 48 out of their 97 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 49.5% in the matchup. Overall, the Nuggets went 53 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.6%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Denver knocked down 16 out of 37 tries (43.2%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.8%. The Rockets committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Nuggets to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Nuggets were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 43 in the game.
Jamal Murray was important for the Nuggets for the contest. Murray accumulated 32 points in his 32 minutes on the court and totaled 6 assists in this game. He made 12 out of 18 in this matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and added 4 rebounds.
Denver has a record of 44-19 this season. The Nuggets are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls every game while shooting 75.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 29.3 times per game (2nd in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.9 times per contest. Denver has accounted for 7,384 pts this season (117.2 per contest) and they collect 43.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nuggets are shooting 51.0% from the floor, which ranks 1st in the league.
The Denver defense gives up 34.6% on 3-point attempts (725 of 2,094) and opponents are connecting on 76.5% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.7 dimes and 40.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 20th and 1st in the league. The Nuggets are ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.8. They are forcing 13.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 48.0% from the floor (24th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver and under the total points
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