Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+2)
The Memphis Grizzlies (4-6) are headed to Target Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7). Memphis opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 220.
The Memphis Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the Cleveland Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 101-91 in their last contest. Memphis finished the contest with a 51.3% FG percentage (40 out of 78) and buried 5 of 20 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 16 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 76.2%. In regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 40 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 32 assists for the matchup as well as having 10 steals and 6 rejections. Concerning defense, Memphis allowed 45.1% from the field on 37 of 82 shooting. Cleveland doled out 20 dimes and had 11 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Cavaliers totaled 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Cleveland ended up shooting 42.9% from the charity stripe by making 6 of their 14 tries. They converted 11 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Dillon Brooks is one guy who had an impact in this game. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:22 mins and also snagged 7 boards. Brooks finished the game shooting 40.0% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Grizzlies was Brandon Clarke. He grabbed 4 boards and also earned 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 53.8% from the floor for the contest by hitting 7-of-13 (15 points). When all was said and done, Clarke saw the court for 29:48 minutes.
Memphis heads into this contest with a record of 4-6 this year. The Grizzlies are connecting on 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (104 of 313) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They average 105.4 points per contest (27th in the league) while shooting 44.7% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.9 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Memphis is snagging 46.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 262 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 13th in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are able to force 16.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. The Grizzlies defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.6% (163 of 171) and they surrender 45.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 13th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 247 conceded this season. They are conceding 37.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 8th in the league in points per game from their opponents (108.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Minnesota Timberwolves went home victorious with a score of 96-88 against the San Antonio Spurs. The Timberwolves recorded 43 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 52 for the matchup. They also turned away 3 attempts while recording 6 steals for this game. The Spurs were called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Timberwolves to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of the free throws for a rate of 82.6%. With respect to 3-point shots, Minnesota knocked down 9 out of 26 tries (34.6%). When the game finished, the Timberwolves went 34 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.0%. The Timberwolves permitted the Spurs to bury 36 of 94 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.3% for the matchup. They finished 26.7% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 30 and ended up going 8 of 14 at the charity stripe (57.1%). In the matter of rebounds, Minnesota allowed San Antonio to snag 45 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
D'Angelo Russell ended up being a major contributor for the Timberwolves in the game. He made 9 of 21 for this game for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which gave him 27 points. Russell pulled down 5 rebounds in his 31:14 mins of time on the court and accumulated 5 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Minnesota was Malik Beasley. He was able to score 24 points in 35:19 mins on the court by way of 9 of 18 shooting in the matchup. Beasley wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Minnesota has a mark of 3-7 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Timberwolves are connecting on 44.5% from the field, which has them ranked 24th in the league. Minnesota has scored 1,088 pts so far this season (108.8 per game) and they pull in 44.9 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.5 times per contest (21st in the league) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per game. The Timberwolves are committing 20.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.3% from the charity stripe. The Timberwolves on defense are ranked 27th in the NBA in PPG given up with 118.8. They give up 26.7 dimes and 45.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 26th and 19th in basketball. The Minnesota defense allows 37.8% on 3-pointers (129 of 341) and opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.6% from the field (27th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+2)
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