Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets - 12/20/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Denver Nuggets (18-11) vs Memphis Grizzlies (19-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets +1.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Memphis Grizzlies have won 7 of their last 8 games. The Denver Nuggets have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 116.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.7 points and 7.7 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 24.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.1 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.8 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.2 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Porter Jr. is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

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The Grizzlies are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 road games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 8-3 in Nuggets last 11 home games. The Grizzlies are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Denver and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Memphis Grizzlies are more than capable of winning this game, but this line has flipped mainly due to Murray being ruled out. Still, the Nuggets are a very tough team, especially at home, and you don't get them in these spots often as home dogs. Nikola Jokic is expected to play. The Nuggets win at home by an average of 9.1 points while shooting 51.8 percent from the field. Give me the free bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets +1.5

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