Best NBA prop bets today for Grizzlies vs. Nuggets (Nikola Jokic continues scoring rampage)

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nikola Jokic has been on a tear for the Denver Nuggets, and it’s turned him into a great prop bet target heading into Tuesday’s primetime matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies.

He isn’t the only player to bet on in tonight’s matchup, as I have picks for a Grizzlies big man and one of the Nuggets do-it-all wings.

With Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jeff Green listed as questionable, there could be a lot of betting value in the prop market, specifically on Denver’s side.

Let’s dive into the plays for Tuesday’s game:

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets best NBA prop bets

  • Steven Adams UNDER 9.5 Rebounds
  • Nikola Jokic OVER 26.5 Points
  • Bruce Brown UNDER 21.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists

Steven Adams UNDER 9.5 Rebounds

Steven Adams is averaging 10.2 rebounds per game this season, but he’s cooled off in that department as of late, grabbing eight or fewer boards in five straight games.

The Nuggets are fifth in the league in rebounding percentage, and Adams is going to have his hands full with Jokic on the defensive end of the floor.

Denver is also second in the league in defensive rebounding percentage, which is a huge stat since Adams does most of his work on the offensive glass, averaging 4.7 offensive boards per game.

The UNDER is the way to go tonight.

Nikola Jokic OVER 26.5 Points

Jokic has been dominating, and he may have to take more shots than normal tonight if Murray, KCP or Green sits.

Jokic has cleared 26.5 points in six of his last eight games, and he’s pushed his season’s average to 25.2 points per game.

The Grizzlies’ defensive rating this season slips to 18th in the league on the road, so this could be a spot where Jokic is being a little underrated by Vegas.

Bruce Brown UNDER 21.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists

Bruce Brown could see an uptick in usage, especially if Murray or KCP sits, but he’s continuously fallen short of this number in the 2022-23 campaign.

Brown is averaging 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, going under this number in six straight games.

I think Bones Hyland benefits the most as a scorer if Murray sits, so I’ll still roll with the UNDER on this line for Brown.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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