Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 4/9/2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, April 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 21-58. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 45-35. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per game and surrendering 107.5, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-42-3 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-42-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-42-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 44-35-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
04/08/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Detroit
04/08/18 F JaMychal Green Knee is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Detroit
04/08/18 C Marc Gasol Rest is doubtful Sunday vs Detroit
04/07/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is out for season
04/07/18 F Jarell Martin Ankle is out for season
04/07/18 G Wayne Selden Knee is out for season
04/05/18 G Tyreke Evans Personal is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.3 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Marc Gasol averages 17.2 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.19 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 7th in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.98. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Timberwolves are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Timberwolves surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.8 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 22nd in the league. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 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 11th in the league.
Minnesota is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 10th 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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