Denver Nuggets (21-15) at Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +2 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Denver Nuggets look to build on their four game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27.1 points and 11 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 21.8 points and 4.6 assists. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 19.8 points and 7.8 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 16 points and 11.6 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 29-14-1 in Nuggets last 44 games as a favorite. The under is 6-1 in Grizzlies last 7 overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Memphis and 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies have some solid wins as of late, but they're still a young, inconsistent team that struggles to string wins together. The Denver Nuggets have played some of their best ball this season on the road, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 15 points while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. We're not being asked to lay a whole lot here. I'll lay the bucket with the Nuggets.