Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21
2021-04-19 21:00:00 EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the Ball Arena to do battle with the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been in decent shape as they’ve won seven of their past 10 games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after routing the Bucks in a 128-115 road win on Saturday. Grayson Allen led the team in scoring with 26 points on nine of 13 shooting, Dillon Brooks added 21 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points while Desmond Bane chipped in with 16 points and six assists off the bench. As a team, the Grizzlies shot a healthy 54 percent from the field while holding the Bucks to just 42 percent shooting as they set the tone with 69 points in the first half to take a double-digit lead that they kept throughout.
Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in great shape as they’ve won 10 of their past 12 games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after routing the Rockets in a 128-99 road win on Friday. Nikola Jokic led the team with 29 points with 16 rebounds and seven assists on 10 of 12 shooting, Michael Porter Jr. added 21 points while JaMychal Green chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Nuggets shot 48 percent from the field and nine of 31 from the 3-point line as they poured in 69 points in the first half to take a 20-point lead at halftime, before cruising in the second half as the Rockets never threatened.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, 6-0 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a win of more than 10 points and 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings overall, the Grizzlies are 0-3-1 ATS in the last four meetings in Denver and the Grizzlies are 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
The Grizzlies will be shorthanded for this one as Jonas Valanciunas has been ruled out, while Justise Winslow, Dillon Brooks and Brandon Clarke are all listed as questionable. The Nuggets have their own injuries to deal with as both Monte Morris and Jamal Murray are sitting out, but they’ve been on a tear lately and should be good enough to take advantage of the depleted Grizzlies in this spot.