Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 32-40. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.1 as they average 112.4 points per game while giving up 113.6 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 29-42 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 102.5 points per game and surrender 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-37-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 39-32-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-37-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 29-41-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/21/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is out for season
03/21/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is out for season
03/21/19 F Taj Gibson Calf is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
03/20/19 SF Robert Covington Knee is out for season
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/21/19 PG Mike Conley Soreness is doubtful Friday vs Orlando
03/21/19 G Avery Bradley Shin is out indefinitely
03/19/19 SF CJ Miles Foot is out indefinitely
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.6 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jonas Valanciunas averages 14.7 points per game while playing 21.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Justin Holiday averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 112.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 26.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the league with 102.5 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Grizzlies are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Grizzlies surrender 104.9 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Memphis is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 9th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 28th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -2.5
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