Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Game Picks 11/6/2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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FedExForum is the site where Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (1-5, 4th in the Southwest Division) will play the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2, 1st in the Northwest Division) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have Minnesota as 5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 227.
The Timberwolves cover 60.0% of the time, having gone 3-2-1 ATS. Memphis is covering 16.7% of the time, going 1-5-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/4/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/31/2019 Karl-Anthony Towns C Suspension Expected to be out until at least Nov 6
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/4/2019 Grayson Allen SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/4/2019 Jr PF Knee Game Time Decision
11/3/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 27.3 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 11.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jaren Jackson scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Ja Morant averages 19.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 116.0 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 17.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 115.7 points per contest, which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 19.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 20th in the NBA with 105.5 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -11.83. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.0 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.0. The Grizzlies are 6th in turnovers per contest with 18.3. The Grizzlies give up 117.3 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 47.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 14th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 108.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Minnesota is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Memphis is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league. The Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 97.5, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 106.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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