Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 30-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 19-30. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Mike Conley averages 19.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Memphis averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 106.6 and a defensive rating of 105.5. In terms of pace they average 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.3. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-25-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-26-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-28-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-25-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/03/17 F Adreian Payne Illness "?" Friday vs. Detroit
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -1.5
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