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Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies: Game 2 Betting Preview

For the second game in a row, Denver will be facing off against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Memphis. This time they will look to leave Tennessee with a win before returning home. The tip-off is at 6 p.m. MST.

Injury report: 

DEN 


  • Jamal Murray – out
  • Vlatko Cancar – out

MEM 


  • Dillon Brooks – out

Betting lines (subject to change): 

  • Denver is +2 point underdogs tonight (began as +1)
    • Memphis -1.5 point favorites
  • Over/under placed at 213
  • Denver’s MoneyLine is +105
    • Memphis is -120

Covers.com trends: 

  • Under is 6-1 in Nuggets last 7 overall
  • Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss
  • Over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 games following an ATS win
  • Nuggets are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings between Memphis and Denver
  • Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Memphis

The Golden Nuggets: 

It’s difficult to describe what happened to the Nuggets in their last game against Memphis. In seasons past when they struggle, it usually comes down to a lack of defense affecting Denver’s offense. This season, no matter how bad they are on offense, they seem to have control on defense. Denver needs to move on and figure it out on the offensive end and bounce back against a team that is one of the worst defensive teams in the league right now. Even though somehow the Nuggets made them look like a top-five defense two nights ago.

The first suggestion for prop bets is going to be under 213. In all but one game this season, the under has hit. The points total was 215.5 in the matchup on Monday night and the under hit by 12.5 points. While every fan wants Denver to dig their way out of this slump, there have been no significant signs that they are going to be able to find that scoring touch anytime soon.

Michael Porter Jr. is still building homes, brick by brick, the bench unit is all over the place, and this team is still too dependent on Nikola Jokic to carry Denver as they sit at a mediocre 4-3 record. That, in combination with the fact the under is now 7-1 in the last eight meetings, should tell us to expect more of the same here tonight.

Apart from the under, a fair argument can be made for Denver to bounce back, taking Denver’s MoneyLine (+105). As mentioned in the Jazz betting preview, Denver is an impressive 123-95-8 off a loss since coach Mike Malone took the helm in Denver which is a league-best. That said, the Nuggets have been all over the board this season. It’s a nightmare to predict, so this one is really up to how confident you are in the bounce back. The under is the most promising bet in this matchup once more. For that reason, it will be the main suggestion provided here. That is at least until stats and trends become more helpful with this wildcard Nuggets team.

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