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Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies (24-8) at Denver Nuggets (13-20)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets +1 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds


The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets tonight. 

The Memphis Grizzlies will be going for a fourth straight win tonight after sneaking past the Lakers by 109-106 last night. Mike Conley led the way with 19 points and nine assists while Marc Gasol added 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as the Grizzlies battled from start to finish before escaping with the win on a missed three pointer by Kobe Bryant. Zach Randolph missed his sixth straight game and isn't expected to be back anytime soon as he's yet to go through a full practice with the team. 

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last six and will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss after falling to the Bulls by 106-101 on Thursday. Wilson Chandler led the way with 22 points, Ty Lawson added 20 poitns and seven assists while Arron Afflalo added 19 points, but the Nuggets just couldn't hold on to an 11-point lead at halftime, getting outscored by 64-48 in the second half. The Nuggets did a great job of keeping a lid on Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose in the first half but just had no answer for them once they got hot in the second and it cost them. With the loss, Denver drops to 13-20 overall and 4-12 on the road.

In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, while the Nuggets are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four home games.

Head to head, the Grizzlies are 7-16 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Denver and the Under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings overall.

Of course you'd expect the Grizzlies to come in and take care of business tonight, but if you're looking for a bit of an upset tonight, this game could be the one.

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Denver -1

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