Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Prediction
Can bettors count on the Memphis Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets generate enough points to push the combined score over the total? The two teams will clash tonight in Denver at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Monday, 9:00 p.m. ET, December 10, 2018
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are 2-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 198.5 points and as of this writing, 72% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nuggets to cover the point spread.
Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin
Mike Conley said his finger still isn't 100 percent. "There’s pain still, but it’s uncomfortable and it’s hard to hold the ball," he added. "I like to go right a lot, and it’s hard to hold the ball with my right hand." He is hopeful that the swelling will go down by Monday night before their game vs. the Nuggets, and while season-long owners can plan on deploying him, DFS owners might want to look elsewhere since he's been held to 6-of-24 shooting in his last two games.
Denver Nuggets Fantasy Spin
Nikola Jokic made 9-of-17 from the field for 24 points during a 106-98 loss to the Hawks on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes. It's been a rough road trip for the Nuggets, who have now lost Paul Millsap (toe) and Gary Harris (hip) for several games -- Jamal Murray picked up what looks like a minor injury. In other news, the concerns about Jokic's low usage should subside based on his splits with Millsap off the floor this season, posting per-36 numbers of 23.4 points, 11.5 boards, 8.6 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks. He is going to be a one-man wrecking crew for the Nuggets.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games and are 10-2 against the number in their last 12 games versus Northwest opponents.
The Nuggets are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games and have covered in seven of their last nine games overall.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Denver and is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings overall. The under is also a perfect 4-0 in the Grizzlies’ last four games overall, is 9-3 in their last 12 games against Western Conference opponents and is 8-0 in their last eight contests versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 7-2-1 in the Nuggets’ last 10 games versus teams from the Western Conference and is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall.
Monday NBA Prediction: Grizzlies/Nuggets under 198.5