Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 3/26/2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, March 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 7 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 19-54. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 42-32. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per contest and giving up 107.7, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-41-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-40-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-39-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 42-31-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/25/18 G Tyreke Evans Personal is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
03/24/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/24/18 G Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Monday vs Memphis
02/24/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is out indefinitely
JaMychal Green comes into this game averaging 10.6 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Marc Gasol averages 17.5 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 8.4 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Karl-Anthony Towns has scored 20.8 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 12.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.7 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.14 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 14.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.8 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the NBA with 110 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.22. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.6. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Timberwolves give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Minnesota is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -7
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