Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Pro Basketball Odds and Picks
Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Friday, 4/4/14, 7:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Memphis -9
Current Betting Line: Memphis -9
Opening Total: 199.5
Current Total: 200.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Denver snapped its four-game losing streak by picking up a 137-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans as 3.5-point home favorites Wednesday, while going OVER the betting total of 209. The Nuggets have three of five probable starters averaging double figures, with point guard Ty Lawson leading the way at 17.6 points a contest, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page. Denver is 4-5 ATS as a road underdog of 6.5 to 9 points this season, with the OVER going 5-4 in that situation.
The Nuggets are 13-24 SU when playing away from the Pepsi Center, including a 6-16 mark versus Western Conference opponents, which is important to consider when making your pro basketball picks. Denver has played well in Memphis in recent years—having won nine of the last 18 meetings. The franchise has one of the best benches in all of basketball—a group that has outscored its opponents’ reserves in 50 of 75 games.
Memphis is 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS over its last four games, as it returns home off a 102-88 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves as 4.5-point favorites Wednesday, while going UNDER the betting total of 198. The Grizzlies have three of five probable starters averaging double figures, with forward Zach Randolph leading the way at 17.2 points a contest. The squad is 21-10 SU this season when he leads the team or shares the team lead in scoring. Memphis is 9-1 SU and 6-3-1 ATS off a upset loss as a favorite.
The Grizzlies reserves are averaging 32.9 points and shooting 47.4 percent from the field. Memphis as a whole is shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 38.0 from the three-point area since the All-Star break. Since the return of center Marc Gasol to the lineup, the squad has compiled a 27-12 SU record—the fourth-best record in the league since that date.
Sports bettors will likely back the Grizzlies due to their 11-5 ATS mark in their last 16 games following a SU loss.
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