Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies 3/12/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 12, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (21-15) are favored (-3.5) to continue a four-game win streak when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies (17-16) at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 12, 2021 at FedExForum. The game airs on NBA TV. The over/under is 228 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Grizzlies Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -3.5 -110 -110 228 -110 -110
Place a bet on Denver Nuggets or the Memphis Grizzlies for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

Denver has a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Memphis.

Nuggets vs Grizzlies in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/28/2020 Grizzlies Grizzlies -1 223.5 -115 -107 Regular Season 104-96 MEM
12/28/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -9 218.5 -455 353 Regular Season 119-110 DEN
11/17/2019 Nuggets Grizzlies -6 215 -242 194 Regular Season 131-114 DEN
1/28/2019 Grizzlies Regular Season 95-92 DEN
1/28/2019 Grizzlies Regular Season 95-92 DEN
12/10/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 105-99 DEN
12/10/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 105-99 DEN
11/7/2018 Grizzlies Regular Season 89-87 MEM
11/7/2018 Grizzlies Regular Season 89-87 MEM
3/17/2018 Grizzlies Regular Season 101-94 MEM

Nuggets Betting Information

  • Denver has struggled against the spread, going 17-19 on the year.
  • The Nuggets fare well when favored by at least 3.5 points, posting an 11-10 record against the spread.
  • In 22 of 36 (61.1%) contests this season, Denver and its opponents have hit the over.
Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

Grizzlies Betting Information

  • Memphis has an 18-14-1 record against the spread, covering in 54.5% of their contests.
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Grizzlies have fared well, going 4-2 against the spread.
  • Memphis and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 15 of 33 (45.5%).
Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Nuggets and their opponents have combined for 228 points — this matchup’s point total — in 19 of 36 opportunities (52.8%) this season.
  • Memphis has played in 13 games this season (out of 33 total matchups — 39.4% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 228 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 228 points per game, the exact same as this game’s over/under.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 221.4 points per game, 6.6 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Nuggets’ average point total in matchups this season is 226.4, 1.6 points less than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Grizzlies this season is 5.1 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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Nuggets Leaders

  • The Nuggets points, rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He contributes 27.1 points per game and adds 11.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists.
  • Jamal Murray is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, connecting on 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 an outing.

Grizzlies Leaders

  • Ja Morant has the top spot on the Grizzlies scoring and assist lists, tallying 19.8 points and 7.8 assists per game.
  • Jonas Valanciunas collects all of the boards and is the Memphis leader in rebounds, pulling down 11.7 per game.
  • Grayson Allen makes more threes per game than any other member of the Grizzlies, averaging 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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