Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 9-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 103.6 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 7-9. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.0 points per contest and give up 114.9, which is a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/16/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 F JaMychal Green Jaw is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Mike Conley averages 19.1 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Karl-Anthony Towns scores 20.2 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 101.8 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Memphis averages 103.6 points per contest, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 114.9 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 49.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest. Minnesota is 14th in the NBA with 111.0 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 23.3. The Timberwolves are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Grizzlies are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Memphis is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Minnesota is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 27th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -5 and under 212 total points
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