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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

December 28, 2023


The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Denver, Colorado to face the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena on Thursday evening with tip-off scheduled for 9:00 PM ET and will air on Altitude Sports and Bally Sports.



Since Ja Morant’s return on December 19th, the Memphis Grizzlies have gone on a four-game winning streak including a 116-115 overtime win on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. Morant enters this game averaging 28.8 points and 8.5 assists per game this season and the Grizzlies are one of the better teams with him on the court. However, the Grizzlies enter this game with a record of 10-19 which puts them in 13th place in the Western Conference and have been the lowest-scoring team in the NBA this season as they enter this matchup averaging 107.34 points per game, however, they have been one of the top defensive teams in the league as they are allowing an average of 112.45 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA. The Memphis Grizzlies will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they travel to face the Denver Nuggets.



The Denver Nuggets have been one of the best teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game with the 3rd best record in the Western Conference at 22-10 and are on a five-game winning streak following Monday’s 120-114 win at home against the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets have been one of the best defensive teams in the league as they are allowing an average of 110.16 points per game which is the 4th fewest allowed per game in the league, however, since the Nuggets like to play at a slower tempo it has also led them to be a below-average scoring team as they enter this game averaging 115.13 points per game. Nikola Jokic is arguably the best player in the NBA and leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 26.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game. The Denver Nuggets will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday evening.



BookMaker has the Denver Nuggets listed as 7-point favorites at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. Denver has won six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Grizzlies are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-16 ATS overall, 9-7 ATS on the road, and 8-12 ATS as an underdog this season while the Denver Nuggets are 14-17-1 ATS overall, 7-6-1 ATS at home, and 13-15-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Denver is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. However, the Grizzlies have been the better team at covering the spread in the series as they are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings while also having a record of 9-7 ATS on the road this season. As a result, I am taking the points with the Memphis Grizzlies when they travel to face the Denver Nuggets. 



Spooky Express Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +7