Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 21-46 and a road record of 10-24. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. Minnesota is 3-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-27. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 39-28 and a home record of 24-10. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of -1.4. Memphis has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 23-18. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.7 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tony Allen averages 7.3 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Minnesota averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Memphis averages 99 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 8th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.4 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 15th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.5 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 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 110. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies score 101.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 95 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -18 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.5 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 93.4 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 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-36-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 36-28-3 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-31-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 37-29-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/15/16 G Vince Carter Calf "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
03/15/16 F Zach Randolph Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
03/15/16 G Lance Stephenson Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
03/12/16 PG Mike Conley Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/12/16 C Chris Andersen Shoulder out indefinitely
03/09/16 PG Mario Chalmers Achilles out for season
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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