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Grizzlies at Nuggets - 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 +2 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets meet Thursday night at the Pepsi Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 15.1 points and 5.9 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.7 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost seven of their last 10 road games.

Grizzlies at Nuggets - 1/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Denver Nuggets could use a nice win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19 points and 2.6 assists while Will Barton is averaging 15.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 15 home games. Jameer Nelson is questionable with a wrist injury.

The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver. 

The Nuggets are quietly starting to find themselves and are playing some decent basketball as of late. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies continue to struggle outside of Memphis. I'll take the free bucket, as Denver should be able to win this outright. 

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Denver Nuggets +2

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