Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 6.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 20-31. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -3.3 as they average 100.6 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 24-26. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.7 points per contest and give up 111.6, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 21-30-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-31-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-24-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-24-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/28/19 F JaMychal Green Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
01/27/19 G Garrett Temple Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/28/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis
01/28/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Mike Conley averages 20.1 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 16th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Timberwolves surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Grizzlies are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 9th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Timberwolves are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +6.5
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