The Memphis Grizzlies will be on the road this Friday night, December 14, as they head to the Mile High city for a betting matchup against the Denver Nuggets that is set to take place at the Pepsi Center, with tip off schedule for 10:35 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers have set the line at a pick ’em in this tight contest, while posting the over/under total at 196 points.
The Grizzlies enter play tonight on a two-game losing streak and now sit in second place in the Southwest Division with 14 wins and 5 losses on the season. Against the spread they are very good with a 12-6-1 record, including a 5-3 ATS mark on the road. Memphis is the toughest team in the league to score against, as they are allowing fewer than 91 points a game.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets are off to a sluggish start with 11 wins and 12 losses on the young season. Against the spread they have outputted a better record with 13 covers compared to 10 losses, including a decent 4-2 ATS home record. Denver scores on average 100.9 points per night, which 9th best in the NBA.
The Grizzlies are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games played on the road, but 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games overall.
Six of their last eight games overall have stayed under the posted total.
The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games played at the Pepsi Center and 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 games played on a Friday.
This is a home game for the Nuggets, but I think the Grizzlies win this game on the road, while Denver is left to figure out how to improve their team this season – before it’s too late.
Grizzlies – Pick ’em
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