Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 0-2. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Mike Conley averages 19.7 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 27 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4 rebounds per game on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 33%.
Memphis averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 7th with 12.5 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.2 and they have a defensive rating of 114.1. They get 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/31/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
10/31/16 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out for season
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/31/16 PG Ricky Rubio Elbow injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Memphis
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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