Grizzlies vs Nuggets Prediction & Must Bet Player Props: Ja vs. Joker Will be Must See TV Tonight in Denver but Who Will Come Out on Top?

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With Christmas only 5 days away, the NBA schedule gets as busy as Old St. Nick leading up to the big day.

Tonight, we get to open a present early as one of the marquee matchups is Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies rolling into Denver to take on Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.

Keep reading for analysis, a game Prediction and 2 MUST BET Player Props.


Ja Ejected for…what?

In case you missed it, the Grizzlies last game was full of controversy, as Ja Morant was ejected in the middle of the game for…this.

Obviously Ja was flabbergasted at this call, as were many.

The Grizzlies went on to lose this game to the lowly Thunder and I think this whole interaction is important for tonight.

Morant hasn’t been playing up to his incredibly high standards, not breaking 30 points in 4 straight games, and I think this ejection might be a spark, which is bad news for the Nuggets tonight.

The Joker isn’t Jokin’

The Nuggets are playing great right now as well, and it is all led by superstar Nikola Jokic.

The Joker has been awesome this season, especially the last 2 weeks.

He has 25+ points, 10+ rebs and 8+ assists in 5 straight games and has put the league back on notice that he should not be forgotten in the MVP conversation.

In his last game, he did something only Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor have done.

As you can tell, this game is going to be fun and all you could want:

Two superstars, on two good teams, going head to head.

Let the drama ensue…


Odds

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Spread

  • Grizzlies +1 (-110)
  • Nuggets -1 (-110)

Moneyline

  • Grizzlies (-102)
  • Nuggets (-118)

Total

  • Over 236.5 (-110)
  • Under 236.5 (-110)

Prediction

This is going to be a great basketball game.

A mid-season playoff atmosphere for sure.

I expect Jokic and Morant to go toe-for-toe here and both have awesome games but I am going with the better overall team on the floor, led by Morant to get the job done on the road and pick up the victory.

I am going to take the point just for safety but the Money line is a fine bet as well if you want a little more value.

Best Bet

Grizzlies +1 (-110)


Props of the Game

Ja Morant o28.5 pts (-113) FanDuel

This is going to be a battle all night long and I expect Morant to come out fired up, like I mentioned before.

He is an emotional player and getting ejected like he did last game has only fueled that fire and emotion.

Adding to that, the last time these teams matched up, Morant had 38 pts in Denver.

Ja will feast tonight.

Nikola Jokic o10.5 Rebs (-125) FanDuel

As I mentioned before, Jokic has been on an absolute tear.

In this matchup, to close out the night I am sure the Joker will be doing everything for the Nuggets.

And that starts on the glass.

He has 11+ rebs in 4 straight games and in 7 of his last 8 vs the Grizzlies.

I like his points and his assists as well, but this number was the best value with the highest hit rate.

Any stat line you play for Jokic tonight is a good bet but the rebounds is my favorite!

Bonus:

12+ Rebounds (+110)

14+ Rebounds (+240)


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Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love