Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets - 1/21/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (23-20) vs Memphis Grizzlies (31-16)
Game Info: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -4 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning five of their last seven games.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 24.7 points and 697 assists, while Dillon Brooks is averaging 18.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Desmond Bane is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is dishing 1.1 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.9 points and 13.9 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15 points and 4.8 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 road games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The over is 7-2 in Grizzlies last 9 road games. The over is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver and 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are starting to play good, consistent basketball, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 9.2 points. The Nuggets will be worth keeping an eye on the next week or so. With that said, the Memphis Grizzlies continue to pile up the wins, they're 30-17 against the spread on the season, and they lose by an average of just 1.1 points in the underdog role. It's tough to turn down free points with the Grizzlies, given how consistent they've been all season.
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Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies +4
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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