Denver Nuggets (9-1) at Memphis Grizzlies (5-4)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 7, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +3.5 -- Over/Under: 205
The Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedEx Forum.
The Denver Nuggets look to build on their five-game winning streak with their fourth road victory. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 111.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 18.9 points and 3.4 assists while Gary Harris is averaging 18.3 points and 3.2 assists. Nikola Jokic is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing three assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won three of their last four road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 103.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 18.1 points and 5.8 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 13.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Garrett Temple is the third double-digit scorer and Shelvin Mack is dishing 3.8 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won all three home games this season.
The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies are playing decent ball right now, but they struggle against the younger teams who score a ton and can push the pace for 48 minutes. It's been like that for years and is a theory that has made us a lot of money over the years. Besides, the Denver Nuggets are simply lighting it up right now and don't seem to be slowing down any time soon. I'll lay the small chalk, as the younger Nuggets should wear down the older Grizzlies.