Memphis Grizzlies at Denver NBA Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting will be quite the treat as the Denver Nuggets are heavily favored on Sunday as they host the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Nuggets have been a very good home team in basketball betting and are getting much of the attention in this game. The Nuggets have most of the NBA betting trends in this game on their side.

NBA betting has the Grizzlies beginning a five-game road trip with this game on Sunday. It is also the first of a back-to-back for Memphis as they are at Sacramento on Monday. This could be a high scoring game on Sunday night in NBA betting considering the Grizzlies have an offensive lineup as do the Nuggets. The Grizzlies have a lot of potential scoring options with O.J. Mayo, Zach Randolph, Rudy Gay and Allen Iverson. The problem for Memphis is that they don’t play a whole lot of defense.

Denver has a potent offense of their own led by Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. The Nuggets have owned the Grizzlies lately in this NBA betting series. They have won 9 of the last 10 meetings against Memphis straight up. They are a solid 7-3 against the basketball betting number in those games. Last year the teams met three times in NBA betting and the Nuggets won all three times. They did not, however, cover the basketball betting number each time. They were 2-1 against the NBA betting odds. The teams met just once in Denver and the Nuggets just barely covered the spread, winning 100-90 as nine point NBA betting favorites. The Nuggets have covered three of the last four home games against Memphis.

Eight of the last ten meetings between the two teams have gone under the NBA betting total. The last four meetings between the two teams in Denver have gone under the NBA betting number. That is somewhat of a surprise considering these two rosters but it should be noted that Memphis was a defensive team years ago and they really don’t play that way anymore.

Memphis is going through some growing pains this season with a very young roster. It will be interesting to see how well rookie Hasheem Thabeet plays in his rookie season. The Grizzlies don’t matchup that well in this basketball betting game against Denver though. The Grizzlies don’t play enough defense to contain the superstar players of Denver. Whether they can keep this game within the big NBA betting number is the question.

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