Basketball betting favors the Denver Nuggets on the road on Sunday as they face the Memphis Grizzlies. The Nuggets have dominated this series against the Grizzlies, winning 38 of the 54 all-time meetings including the last seven. Memphis has had a little bit more success at home against Denver so they are not without a chance in this NBA betting contest.
Basketball betting was very high scoring the last time these two teams met as the Denver Nuggets won 133-123. O.J. Mayo scored a career-high 40 points in the last basketball betting game but it didn’t matter as Carmelo Anthony had 42 points. The Grizzlies almost never win in Denver so that loss was no surprise. They were getting 11 points in that game though so they did cover the basketball betting line. They are almost .500 at home against the Nuggets having won 13 of the 27 meetings. Overall, the Nuggets have won 9 of the last 10 against Memphis and they are 6-4 against the NBA betting line in those games. Denver won twice at Memphis last season but only covered the basketball betting line once. The Nuggets won 111-109 and 100-85 at Memphis last season. The last two times these teams have met the games went way over the NBA betting total but the previous six meetings all went under.
Denver Nuggets is the second highest scoring team in the NBA led by Carmelo Anthony. The Nuggets are better at home though than on the road since they do not have winning record versus the basketball betting odds away from home. Denver still struggles on defense as they are 19th in the league as NBA betting statistics indicate.
Memphis is at the bottom of the standings in the Southeast Division but they are not as bad this season. In fact, the Grizzlies have a winning record in basketball betting at home. The Grizzlies are near the top 10 in scoring this basketball betting season but they still struggle on defense, ranking 25th in the league. It is a very balanced lineup and that means Memphis can oftentimes stay within the basketball betting number. The Grizzlies have been going under the total about half the time at home but on the road they are a team that goes over the basketball betting total. It is tough taking Denver games under the total so bettors may look to take the over in this game on Sunday night.