Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/7/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -3
Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (15-22, 4th in the Southwest Division) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-21, 5th in the Northwest Division) at FedExForum on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The odds on this contest have Memphis as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 234.5.
The Timberwolves cover the spread 45.5% of the time, having gone 15-18-2 ATS. Memphis covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 18-18-1 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/05/20 SF Jake Layman Toe is questionable Tuesday vs Memphis
01/05/20 C Karl-Anthony Towns Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins averages 24.4 points per contest in 35.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 26.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jaren Jackson averages 17.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Ja Morant scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 114.3 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Minnesota averages 111.8 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies give up 116.4 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest. Memphis is 9th in the NBA with 112.4 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 27.6. The Grizzlies are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.7.
The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 15th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Minnesota is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Memphis is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Grizzlies are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis -3 and over 234.5 total points
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