Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 4-7. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 6-5. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 27.4 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.3 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Mike Conley averages 19.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Minnesota averages 108.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Memphis averages 98.7 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 23rd with 15.7 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 103.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-7-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-4-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/18/16 G Brandon Rush Toe "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
11/18/16 F Shabazz Muhammad Knee "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/18/16 G Tony Allen Hamstring is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Dallas
11/17/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Dallas
11/17/16 F James Ennis Toe "?" Friday vs. Dallas
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -3.5
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