The DENVER and the MEMPHIS will both be gunning for a victory on 11/7/2018 at 8:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
DENVER NUGGETS vs MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
|509||DENVER||3.5 (-110)||206 (-110)||-165
TV: 8:05 PM
PREDICTION: MEMPHIS , DENVER
Oddsmakers currently have the MEMPHIS listed as 3.5 point favorites versus the DENVER, while the game’s total is sitting at 206.
The Denver Nuggets are playing with a chip on their shoulders after just missing the playoffs the last two seasons, and the results have been very favorable. They will try to continue to match the best start in franchise history when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Behind a career-high 48 points from Jamal Murray, Denver picked up a 115-107 win at home over the Boston Celtics on Monday, improving to 9-1 for the first time since 1976. “I think that’s the biggest thing,” Murray told reporters Monday while discussing the team narrowly missing the playoffs. “We talked about it in training camp, but I think everyone has that feeling that if we lose one game now, it’s going to come back and haunt us at the end of the year.” The Grizzlies are 3-0 at home but are coming off a three-game road trip capped by losses at Phoenix and Golden State. They were tied with the mighty Warriors at halftime Monday night before getting outscored by 19 points in the third quarter en route to a 117-101 loss.
TV: 8 p.m. ET, Altitude (Denver), FS Southeast (Memphis)
ABOUT THE NUGGETS (9-1): Murray drew some criticism from the Celtics for a late attempt at 50 points but his teammates are all on board with the third-year guard’s willingness to take charge. “Jamal is a gamer,” fellow guard Gary Harris told reporters. “He plays his best in big games, and he came ready to play. He’s the reason why we won tonight.” Center Nikola Jokic was held to single digits Monday for the third straight time but he has 27 assists and 26 rebounds in that span.
ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (5-4): The starters combined for just 49 points in Monday’s loss as the team completed its first back-to-back, and stars Michael Conley and Marc Gasol totaled only 17 points. Dillon Brooks provided a spark off the bench with 18 points and he is averaging 17.5 in 26.5 minutes over his last two games. Brooks scored 24 points in a win over the Nuggets in the last meeting of the 2017-18 season.
1. Murray was 5-for-11 from 3-point range against the Celtics after opening the season 11-for-40.
2. Gasol averages 17 points on 57.6 percent shooting at home, compared to 12.2 on 33.3 percent on the road.
3. Jokic averaged 17 points and 10.5 rebounds to help Denver win three of four matchups with Memphis last season.
PREDICTION: Nuggets 110, Grizzlies 104