The NBA betting season continues Thursday, April 7, with the Western Conference battle from Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. We’ve got the best Grizzlies vs. Nuggets betting pick as well as the most recent odds update for you.
The Memphis Grizzlies will play the Denver Nuggets for the fourth and final time in 2021-22. The Grizzlies have a chance to win all four games against the Nuggets, which they have not done since 2016-17. The Denver Nuggets are favored to win at home by 2 points at the best Memphis betting sites. Also, the top Denver gambling apps list the total at 233.0.
The Memphis Grizzlies lost a close game in overtime to the Utah Jazz this week. This ended their seven-game winning streak and left them with their first push of the season. The Grizzlies were six-point road underdogs in the game.
In their game against the Jazz, Memphis shot only 38.6% from the field. They were outscored in the paint 56-40. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 28 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and a couple of assists. Tyus Jones had 24 points and five assists for the Jazz.
Ja Morant will not play in the next game because of his knee injury. He is expected to come back for the first game of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The Grizzlies will enter the postseason as the number two seed in the Western Conference.
The Denver Nuggets (47-33; 36-44 ATS) are coming off a 116-97 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs this past Tuesday. After losing 136-130 at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves and 129-118 on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers.
In Game 4, the Nuggets shot 41.8 percent from the field and 21.2 percent from downtown while allowing the Spurs to build a 20-point halftime lead. Nikola Jokic scored 41 points with 17 rebounds, four assists, and a few steals in Game 4 against San Antonio. However, it wasn’t enough.
The Nuggets need one victory to guarantee the sixth seed and send the seventh-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves to the play-in round for just two games remaining. On Wednesday, Denver was half a game behind No. 5 Utah in pursuit of the sixth seed.
The Nuggets had a lot of trouble scoring against the Spurs. But I expect them to do better against Memphis on Thursday, even though Memphis has been 1 of the greatest defensive teams in the NBA recently.
The Nuggets have scored a lot of points in their last ten games. They are 4th in the league for scoring. The Grizzlies have allowed fewer points than any other team in their last ten games. Nikola Jokic should make the difference down the stretch, but he’ll need help from his teammates. The Grizzlies could help him out by resting some of their key players.
The Nuggets have been having trouble with their defense lately. They’ve given up a lot of points in their last ten games. To beat the Grizzlies, they’ll need to improve their defense and try to slow the game down as much as possible.
The Memphis Grizzlies have a lot of possessions per 48 minutes, while the Denver Nuggets don’t have as many. The total goes under in five of their last 7 meetings.