|DEN (-183) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing DENVER on the moneyline. Memphis is having a big month and is off b2b wins. This remains a very tough venue though and I expect the Nuggets to bring the Grizzlies back down to earth. Losing Jamal Murray for the season was obviously a blow. Still, the Nuggets have responded to his loss by winning their next two games by scores of 123-106 and 128-99. Clearly, they're not going to sit around and mope about his absence. The Nuggets have had the past two nights off and they also get tomorrow off. Their full attention is on this game. While the Nuggets are without Murray, the Grizzlies' injury list is considerably longer. For tonight, that includes Valanciunus, who is out with a concussion. Thats a huge blow, as he's been a beats all season, particularly for a matchup against Jokic. Expect Jokic, who's coming off a 29/16 outing, to go off once again, en route to a Denver victory.