Nuggets vs. Grizzlies Prediction
The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last six games heading into tonight's contest at the Memphis Grizzlies. Can Denver roll to another win and cover the spread in this spot?
549 Denver Nuggets at 550 Memphis Grizzlies
Sunday, November 17, 2019
FedEx Forum at 6:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nuggets are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 211.5 points. As of Sunday morning, 56 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Denver. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Nuggets get past Nets
Denver secured a 101-93 victory Thursday night over Brooklyn to improve to 8-3 overall and 4-2 at home. The Nuggets outscored the Nets 22-14 in the fourth quarter to put it away. Nikola Jokic paced Denver with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also notched 10 rebounds and three assists. Paul Millsap accounted for 18 points, nine boards and two assists. Will Barton tallied 17 points, six rebounds and four dimes. Jerami Grant had 12 points and six boards off the bench. Gary Harris contributed 10 points, seven caroms, two assists and two steals. Mason Plumlee registered 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists as a reserve. Monte Morris added 10 points, seven assists and three boards off the bench.
Grizzlies edge Jazz
Memphis secured a 107-106 home victory Friday night over Utah to improve to 5-7 overall and 3-4 at home. The Grizzlies outscored the Jazz 30-27 in the fourth quarter to earn the win. Ja Morant scored a team-best 25 points including the go-ahead basket with 1:32 remaining. He shot 9-of-22 from the floor, 2-of-6 from 3-point distance and 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also recorded eight assists and four rebounds. Dillon Brooks tallied 20 points, two boards and two assists. Kyle Anderson had 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists off the bench. Jae Crowder registered 11 points, 10 boards and four assists. Jonas Valanciunas accounted for 10 points, eight caroms and two assists. Brandon Clarke added 10 points and four rebounds as a reserve.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last five versus the Western Conference.
The Grizzlies are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games versus the Northwest Division. Memphis is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Sunday games.
Memphis is coming off a very nice nice as home dogs, but I am not prepared to go to the well again. The Nuggets had an extra day of rest and have a deep roster that can exploit the youth of the Grizzlies. Memphis has been inconsistent and I don't like its chances to stay in this contest against a strong defensive team that is also very efficient offensively.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS -6.5