NBA Odds – Nuggets continue road swing in Memphis

NBA OddsSportsbook players are banking on Denver this season in the Western Conference, but their form away from home has to be worrying as they’re barely a .500 team on the road. The Nuggets began a road trip on Wednesday with a win, and after travelling to New Orleans on Friday, Denver will make their way to Memphis to face a Grizzlies team that will also be doing back-to-back duty.

Nuggets vs Grizzlies odds – Saturday, March 13, 8:00 PM ET

The Nuggets (43-21 as of Friday) kicked off their four-game road trip with a 110-102 win in Minnesota on Wednesday, getting 25 points from Chauncey Billups. Carmelo Anthony didn’t light up the scoreboard with 19 points, but he added six rebounds, five assists and five steals on the night in a well-rounded game. Six players reached double figures for the Nuggets, who held the Timberwolves to 38.9% from the field, and Denver turned the ball over only seven times.

The Grizzlies (34-31 as of Friday) will host New York on Friday night, and they should still buzzing from a huge 111-91 win in Boston over the Celtics on Wednesday night. The Grizzlies jumped out to a 27-12 lead after the first quarter and never took their foot off the gas for their first win in seven meetings with the Celtics. Rudy Gay poured in 28 points, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Grizzlies held a 48-29 edge on the glass. This was the seventh straight win on the road for the Grizzlies, who have been very streaky this year: remember, Memphis won 11 in a row at home earlier this year.

Betting services should have the Grizzlies as the favorites at home in this contest, even though the Nuggets have won eight of their last 10 against Memphis. A 102-96 victory for the Grizzlies on December 20th in Memphis snapped an eight-game losing skid to the Nuggets, who took the first meeting of the season by a 133-123 score in Denver on November 1st. Anthony has averaged an absurd 41.5 points against the Grizzlies, while Mayo’s 25.5 points paces Memphis. Even though both play back-to-backs on Friday and Saturday, you have to give the edge to the Grizzlies as they’ll playing both at home, while the Nuggets will coming from New Orleans. However, the Grizzlies are still a young team, and they’ve been known to hit a rough patch after a big win (they dropped five in a row after upsetting the Lakers back in February, and this will be a good test to see if their heads are back in it, especially after playing what should be a frantic up-and-down game on Friday against the Knicks. Take the Nuggets and Anthony, who can’t be happy about the NCAA basketball odds of his Syracuse Orangemen.

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