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The 44-19 Memphis Grizzlies will continue their road trip out west when they face the 44-22 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Denver is set for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team Denver Nuggets favored by -5 point with an over under line of 194 ½ points. There has been no movement in the spread or total since the odds came out a few hours ago.
This will be the third meeting of the season between these two teams with Denver winning and covering the point spread in two of the three games. Each game played under the total.
Memphis has a road record of 19-11 on the year. The Grizzlies win their sixth straight after a 96-85 road win at the LA Clippers as a +6 point underdog. The game landed under 185 points. The Grizzlies held the Clippers to just 33 second half points. The team shoots 54.4% from the floor and made 6 of 12 three pointers. They hold the Clippers to just 43.1% shooting along with 6 of 26 from three point distance Marc Gasol for Memphis had 21 points and four rebounds on 10 of 14 from the floor. Moving Rudy Gay has made the Grizzlies a much more efficient team. They rid their club of a high volume low percentage shooter and put the ball in guys who can shoot near the bucket. As a result better shooting and the team is now 1st in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 89.4 points per game.
The Nuggets are 29-3 playing at home on the current campaign. Their win streak reaches ten games following a 117-94 home win on Wednesday to the New York Knicks as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 206 points. Denver took a 64-42 lead at the half. The team shot 48.8% from the floor along with 9 of 21 three pointers. They crushed the Knicks on the glass by a 53-33 differential and forced 19 New York turnovers. The Nuggets allowed New York 43% shooting. Wilson Chandler had 24 points and four boards on 9 of 12 shooting. Denver takes full advantage of playing in high altitude as they look to run and gun. The Nuggets average 109 points and 48.6% shooting on their home court this year.
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