Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 25 (Jokic Dominates as Denver Extends Winning Ways)

Devon Platana
Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/David Zalubowski

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: FedExForum -- Memphis, Tennessee
  • Coverage: BSSE and ALT2

The Denver Nuggets (42-18) search for their fifth consecutive victory when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies (35-23) for some NBA action on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Nuggets are coming off a 115-109 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers that saw Nikola Jokic dominate with another triple-double (24 PTS/18 REB/13 AST). Meanwhile, the Grizzlies return home hoping to rebound after a 110-105 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.

Can the Nuggets continue their winning ways on the road? Or will the Grizzlies extend their home winning streak to four games?

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DEN: (+120) | MEM: (-142)
  • Spread: DEN: +2.5 (-110) | MEM: -2.5 (-110)
  • Total: 235.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Grizzlies enter this contest as slim home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 235.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Grizzlies vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Grizzlies -1.5 - - 234 -110 -110 -118 -100

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Betting Trends

  • The Grizzlies are 26-29-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Nuggets have been underdogs by 1.5 points or more 12 times this season and are 8-4 ATS in those matchups.
  • This season, 25 of the Grizzlies' games have gone over the point total out of 59 chances.
  • The Nuggets have eclipsed the over/under 49.2% of the time this season (29 of 59 games with a set point total).
  • In home games, Memphis owns a better record against the spread (17-11-0) compared to its ATS record in road games (9-18-1).
  • Against the spread, Denver has been better at home (20-10-1) than away (14-14-0).

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Prediction & Pick

Though the Grizzlies have won three straight home games, those victories came against the Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls, who have an average winning percentage of 48.1%. Needless to say, the Western Conference-leading Nuggets will provide a stiffer test.

It's going to be tough for the Grizzlies to win without No. 1 center Steven Adams, who's out with a knee injury. Memphis is just 4-8 in the last 12 games that he's missed and his absence will open up the floor for Jokic, who is averaging 24.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 11.4 assists over his last 14 games.

The Nuggets have defeated some solid teams lately, so momentum is on their side. After shutting down the Grizzlies in December, look for Denver to win once again.

Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 117 | Grizzlies: 114

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Best Bet

Covering the spread has been an issue for the Grizzlies. They're just 2-6 ATS in their last eight outings, failing to cover the spread in each of their most recent three contests. The Nuggets have had better luck than that, going 8-2 ATS in their last 10 outings, and have covered the spread in each game during their current winning streak.

Jokic & co. won't let a hostile Memphis crowd disrupt their momentum. Back the Nuggets as spread underdogs tonight.

Bet: Nuggets +2.5 (-110)

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