Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 1 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 25-27. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 111.4 points per game while giving up 111.2 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 21-33. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 100.3 points per contest and give up 103.3, which is a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-26-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-26-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-30-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-34-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/03/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Memphis
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/03/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
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
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.8 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Marc Gasol averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Mike Conley averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 111.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the league with 100.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Grizzlies are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Grizzlies surrender 103.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Timberwolves are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 18th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Memphis is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +1
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