With the NBA 2015-16 Regular season moving this Thursday night the 21st of January 2016 we have an exciting game between the 24-19 Memphis Grizzlies (3rd Southwest) playing the 16-26 Denver Nuggets (4th Northwest) with the game being played at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado with tip-off time scheduled for 9:10 PM ET.
The Memphis Grizzlies now with their star point guard M. Conley the team seeks to keep climbing in the ranks in their Southwest Division over the upcoming 6 weeks. Now with Conley returning they also reach an easier section of the season schedule as the travel to Denver to play the Nuggets, but that game is being played at a stadium where they have not had a win in a long-long time.
Yes, for those fans of the Memphis Grizzlies that Bet on NBA at SBG Sportsbook, remember your team is all-time at the Pepsi Center in Denver with 5 wins and 32 losses. This season the Grizzlies have 24 wins against 19 losses and they in their ultimate six games with the Nuggets they have five of the games, and 3 consecutively and the last time they met on the 8th of January the Grizzlies were victorious 91-84.
On this past Monday the Grizzlies made it to 5 games above 500 as the beat the Pelicans of New Orleans 101-99. In that game for the Grizzlies they had 4 players who all scored 16 points in the game in J. Green, M. Barnes. C. Lee and M. Gasol with Conley having 11 assists and 15 points scored in his return after being out six games with an Achilles injury.
That win gave them a 3 game winning streak their longest of the NBA season, while in their upcoming 19 games they only play 2 teams that have a win record this season. Regardless a win is a win and it’s not important to the players whether those teams have a winning record or not!
Even as the Grizzlies have struggled on the road, they still are 1 of the best on defense as in the last 18 games they have only allowed opponents some 95 points each game.
On the other side of the Court we have the 16-26 Denver Nuggets who are 1 of low ranked teams in the league who defensively have struggled defending the opponents 3 pointers, as they have only been able to block some 38 percent of those attempts. They on the battle of the rebounds they are 52-48 and when out rebounded they are with 0 wins and 13 losses.
The Nuggets did manage to stop 1 of the best teams on offense, the Thunder of OKC as the held them to making just 42.2% of their attempts, but still OKC win the game 110-104 but the Nuggets turned the ball over on 18 different occasions.
Taking a look at the 2 teams road game and home games, and since the Memphis Grizzlies are the visiting team, on their ultimate 5 road games they are 1 and 4 against the spread. Then the Denver Nuggets the home team who in their last 5 home games are at 4-1 against the spread.