Nuggets vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Written By Staff on March 12, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (21-15) are slightly favored () to continue a four-game road win streak when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies (17-16) on Friday, March 12 at 8:00 PM ET. The over/under is set at for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of March 12, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of March 12

Gary Harris: Out (Adductor),
JaMychal Green: Day To Day (Shoulder),
R.J. Hampton: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Paul Millsap: Day To Day (Knee)

Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
Grayson Allen: Day To Day (Concussion Protocol)

Nuggets and Grizzlies Records ATS

  • Denver is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 17-19
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Nuggets are 11-10 against the spread this season.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 23 of 36 games this season (63.9%).
  • Memphis has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record of 19-14.
  • The Grizzlies attain a 5-2 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 3-point underdog.
  • Memphis and its opponents have regularly been held under the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 45.5% (15) of their 33 games played.

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Scoring Trends

  • Denver’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup over/under (228.5 points) in 17 out of 36 opportunities (47.2% of matchups).
  • In 39.4% of Memphis’ games this season (13 of 33), the total points scored was higher than Friday’s 228.5-point over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Nuggets games is 2.1 points fewer than the over/under of 228.5 points in this contest.
  • A difference of 5.6 points separates this contest’s over/under (228.5 points) and the average total points bet in Grizzlies’ games (222.9 points) this season.
  • The average implied total for the Nuggets this season is 114.7 points, 1.3 fewer points than their implied total of 116 points in Friday’s game.
  • Denver has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (116) 18 times this season.
  • The 114.2-point average implied total on the season for the Grizzlies is 1.2 more points than the team’s 113-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Memphis has scored more than 113 points in 16 games this season.
  • The Nuggets are the league’s fourth-highest scoring team (115.9 PPG), while the Grizzlies allow the eighth-fewest points per game (110.8) in NBA play.
  • The Nuggets have scored a total of 191 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.3 per game), and the Grizzlies have out-scored opponents by 41 points on the season (1.3 more per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in points, rebounds and assists. He puts up 27.1 points per game while adding 11.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists.
  • Jamal Murray is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, knocking down 2.6 per game.
  • Denver’s blocks leader is Michael Porter Jr., who averages 1.1 per game. Jokic leads the team averaging 1.6 steals a game.

Grizzlies Leaders

  • Ja Morant’s excellent showing this season give him the top spot on the Grizzlies scoring and assists leaderboards with 19.8 points per game and 7.8 assists per game.
  • Jonas Valanciunas collects all of the boards and is the Memphis leader in rebounds, grabbing 11.7 per game.
  • Grayson Allen makes more threes per game than any other member of the Grizzlies, cashing in 2.0 treys per game.
  • Memphis’ Dillon Brooks has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Valanciunas is first in blocks with 0.8 per game.


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