Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 2/24/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Minnesota Timberwolves (31-28) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (41-19) at Target Center on Thursday.
The Grizzlies played the Trail Blazers and took a loss by a score of 123-119 in their last game. Memphis finished the game having earned a 43.5% field goal percentage (37 out of 85) and made 11 of their 30 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies buried 34 of 42 shots for a rate of 81.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled 39 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 20 assists in this contest as well as forcing 5 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Pertaining to defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the field on 43 out of 85 shooting. Portland recorded 43 dimes and had 23 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Portland pulled down 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Portland finished the game at 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 24 of their 32 attempts. They converted 13 of their 32 tries from long range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Grizzlies walked away with 26 and the Trail Blazers accumulated 12 personal fouls.
Desmond Bane is a player who came through in this contest. Bane walked away from this one shooting 47.4% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He was on the court for 36 mins and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He accounted for 30 points on 9 out of 19 shooting.
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Memphis comes into this contest with a record of 41-19 on the season. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Memphis is pulling down 48.9 rebounds per game and has 1,520 assists on the campaign, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Grizzlies are shooting 34.1% on shots from downtown (666 of 1,953) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They average 113.8 pts per contest (2nd in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the field.
On defense, the Grizzlies are forcing 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are ranked 26th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,509 surrendered for the season. The Grizzlies defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.2% (2,393 of 5,289) and they relinquish 42.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 14th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.0).
The last time they took the court, the Timberwolves walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 103-91 against the Raptors. In regard to rebounding, Minnesota permitted Toronto to pull down 39 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They finished 32.0% from three-point range by going 8 of 25 and finished the contest at 15 of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). The Timberwolves permitted the Raptors to convert 40 out of their 88 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.5% in this matchup. In all, the Timberwolves shot 30 for 77 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.0%. Regarding 3-pointers, Minnesota made 10 of their 42 tries (23.8%). They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 72.4%. The Raptors had 13 personal fouls for this contest which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for a total of 29 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Timberwolves recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 42 in this contest.
Patrick Beverley was important for the Timberwolves in the matchup. He knocked down 3 out of 5 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Beverley scored 10 points in his 29 mins of playing time and tallied 3 dimes for this game.
Minnesota has a mark of 31-28 so far this year. The Timberwolves commit 21.6 fouls per contest while shooting 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 25.1 times per game (9th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.5 times per contest. Minnesota has 6,677 points for the year (113.2 per game) and they average 44.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Timberwolves are shooting 44.7% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in the league.
The Timberwolves are ranked 21st in the league in points given up per game with 111.7. They are able to force 16.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (15th in the league). The Minnesota defense concedes 34.7% on shots from distance (764 of 2,199) and their opposition knocks down 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.9 assists and 46.4 rebounds every game, which ranks 29th and 23rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota and under the total points
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