Friday, February 19, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 17-37 and a road record of 8-18. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. Minnesota is 2-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-23. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 31-22 and a home record of 19-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of -0.9. Memphis has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 16-15. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.1 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Mike Conley averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Minnesota averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Memphis averages 98.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves average 101.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies score 100.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.2 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 92.9 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 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-29-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 28-23-3 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 25-26-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 29-23-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/18/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot "?" Friday vs. Memphis
02/18/16 F Tayshaun Prince Personal "?" Friday vs. Memphis
02/02/16 G Kevin Martin Wrist out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/18/16 F Chris Andersen Acquired probable Friday vs. Minnesota
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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