Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies-12/27/19, NBA, Odds, Pick, & Prediction

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Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Pepsi Center)

DEN -9.0 . Total 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Memphis Grizzlies hit the road for a matchup with the Denver Nuggets.  The Grizzlies are (12-20), coming off a 110-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The Denver Nuggets are (21-9), after falling to the New Orleans Pelicans, 112-100.

In the Grizzlies win over the Thunder, Memphis was led on offense, Jonas Valanciunas.  Valanciunas connected on 9 of 11 attempts from the floor, making 3 foul shots, registering 21 points.  Ja Morant added 10 points and 3 assists.  The Grizzlies shot 55% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range.  The Grizzlies defense was great on the road, holding the Thunder to just 41% from the floor.  The Grizzlies largest lead was 20 points.

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In the Nuggets loss to the Pelicans, Denver was guided offensively by Nikola Jokic.  Jokic secured a double-double on the night, finishing with 23 points and 10 rebounds.  Gary Harris contributed 15 points and 4 steals.  The Nuggets shot 40% from the floor and 32% from distance.  Denver lost the game, due to their 3-point defense.  The Nuggets allowed the Pelicans to successfully connect on 18 3-pointers.  The Nuggets trailed by 3 at the half.

Recent Betting Trends:

Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

Grizzlies are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.

The over is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 games.

Nuggets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.

Nuggets are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.

The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 games.

Denver saw its 7 game win streak come to an end, in the loss to the Pelicans.  The Grizzlies have split their last 4 games.  Denver had the best scoring defense in the league and will make it tough for Memphis to get anything going offensively.  The Nuggets also have the best 3-point defense.  The Nuggets don't have a great offense, scoring just over 107.5 per game, but the Memphis defense should allow for a little more success above that average.  The Grizzlies are allowing 166.5 points per game, that ranks 26th in the league.  Memphis also ranks 25th in defending the 3.  The Nuggets get the job done at home thanks to their defense and the Grizzlies lack of.  Final score prediction, Nuggets win and cover, 113-102.      

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Chris’s Pick DENVER NUGGETS -9.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.