Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM (FedEx Forum)
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The Denver Nuggets head to Memphis, TN on Tuesday for a game against the Grizzlies in a matchup of teams from the Western Conference. In their last game, the Nuggets defeated the Houston Rockets by the score of 117-110. Jerami Grant led the Nuggets in scoring in the game as he recorded 25 points while shooting 8 of 12 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets in assists on the night with 11 while playing a total of 38 minutes against the Rockets. Jokic also led Denver in rebounds on the night, pulling in a total of 12, including 2 coming offensively.
The win against the Rockets improved the Nuggets record to 32-14 on the season and the team is currently in 2nd place in the Northwest Division. Nikola Jokic leads Denver in points per game with 19.7 on the season. Jokic is also the leading rebounder for the Nuggets as he is averaging 10.1 per game. Jokic is also Denver’s leader in assists per game and is averaging 6.5 per game on the year. Denver comes into Tuesday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Bol Bol, Paul Millsap and Jamal Murray are all listed as out.
The Memphis Grizzlies welcome the Denver Nuggets to town on Tuesday after defeated the Phoenix Suns in their last game by the score of 114-109. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies in points on the night as he recorded 23 while shooting 8 of 18 from the field and 7 of 11 from the free throw line. Morant also led the Grizzlies in assists on the night with 8 while playing a total of 34 minutes against the Suns. Kyle Anderson led Memphis in rebounds as he recorded a total of 12, with 1 coming offensively.
With the win against the Suns, the Grizzlies are now 22-24 on the season which places them in 3rd place in the Southwest Division. Jaren Jackson Jr. leads the Grizzlies in points per game with an average of 18. Ja Morant is the assists leader for Memphis as he has averaged 6.9 per game. Jonas Valanciunas leads Memphis in rebounds per game on the season with 10 per game. Memphis enters Tuesday’s game with 2 players on their injury report as Jae Crowder is listed as day to day while Grayson Allen is out.
The Denver Nuggets have averaged 109.5 points per game this season while allowing 106 points per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have scored an average of 113.5 points per game while allowing 115.8 points per game on the year. Bothe teams are 3-2 in their last 5 games and they have each won 2 games in a row. The Nuggets currently leads the seasons series between these two teams as they won 131-114 in Memphis and 119-110 in Denver. Memphis is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games. The total has gone under in 7 of Denver's last 10 games. The total has gone under in 5 of Memphis' last 7 games. The total has gone under in 7 of Memphis' last 10 games against Denver. Memphis is 7-1 in their last 8 games at home while Denver is 5-1 in their last 6 games on the road. I will be going with the Nuggets in this one. Denver wins 120-110.