Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 25-19 and a road record of 9-12. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 13-31 and a home record of 6-17. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -4.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Zach Randolph averages 13.9 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.9 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Memphis averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Minnesota averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 25th with 15.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-23-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-21-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-26-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 20-22-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/22/16 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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