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Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies (24-19) at Denver Nuggets (16-26)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies pay a visit to the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center.

The Grizzlies have won five of their last six games and will be gunning for a fourth straight win after sneaking past the Pelicans by 101-99 on Monday. In a balanced scoring effort, Marc Gasol, Courtney Lee, Matt Barnes and Jeff Green all finished with 16 points each as the Grizzlies battled with the Pelicans before escaping with the narrow win to improve to 24-19 on the season and 16-7 at home.

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Nuggets have won three of their last five games but are coming off a tough 110-104 loss to the Thunder. Danilo Gallinari led the team with 27 points, Kenneth Faried added 17 points while Emmanuel Mudiay had 13 points and nine assists but turnovers, missed free throws and some sloppy defense meant that the Thunder were able to run away with the win on the back of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Overall, it actually wasn't such a bad performance given how well the Thunder have been playing lately, but the win does drop the Nuggest to 16-26 on the season and 8-13 at home.

In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a win and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Denver and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.

The Nuggets have sprung back to life and are finally starting to pick up some wins now, but I have to side with the Grizzlies in this one as they've been consistently solid all season and are really starting to string together wins.

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Memphis -1.5

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