Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 13-10. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 107.7 points per contest while giving up 107.4 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 7-15. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of -3.2.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-11-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-14-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/02/17 C Karl-Anthony Towns Head injured last game, is probable Sunday vs LA Clippers
12/01/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is "?" Sunday vs LA Clippers
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/02/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
12/02/17 F Chandler Parsons Ankle is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 19.2 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Marc Gasol averages 18.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 9 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Tyreke Evans averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.35 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 28th in the league with 98.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.18. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 39.2 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.2. The Grizzlies are 28th in turnovers per game with 14. The Grizzlies surrender 101.5 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.3 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Timberwolves are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Minnesota is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Memphis is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -4
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