Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 11/11/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
FedExForum is the location where the Memphis Grizzlies will attempt to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.
The Timberwolves faced off with the Suns and took a loss by a final of 129-117 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Timberwolves walked away with 22 while the Suns finished the game with 21 personal fouls. They also knocked down 16 out of their 35 attempts from beyond the arc. Phoenix finished the contest at 95.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 20 shots. On top of that, Phoenix pulled down 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Phoenix recorded 31 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. When discussing defending, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 48.5% from the field on 47 out of 97 shooting. They also distributed 26 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 4 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned a total of 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves made 26 of their 32 shots for a percentage of 81.3%. Minnesota ended the game having earned a 52.6% FG percentage (41 out of 78) and made 9 of their 27 3-point shots.
Rudy Gobert is someone who was a factor in the matchup. Gobert ended up going 72.7% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the court for 30 minutes and totaled 11 rebounds. He ended up scoring 25 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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Minnesota heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 5-7 so far this season. They cough up possession 16.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Minnesota is collecting 45.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 316 dimes so far this year, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Timberwolves are hitting 32.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (135 of 415) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.0 pts per contest (11th in the league) on 47.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 30th in the NBA in allowing assists with 347 relinquished so far this season. The Timberwolves are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.5% (500 of 1,123) and they surrender 45.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 37.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (115.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Grizzlies went home victorious with a score of 124-122 when they played the Spurs. The Grizzlies corralled 35 defensive boards and 18 offensive boards totaling 53 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 19 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Spurs committed 17 fouls in this game which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 76.9%. When discussing shots from distance, Memphis knocked down 14 out of 32 attempts (43.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies finished shooting 50 out of 98 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.0%. The Grizzlies allowed the Spurs to make 47 out of 98 tries from the field which had them shooting 48.0% in the game. They went 32.4% from 3-point land via 12 of 37 and finished the contest at 16 out of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). Concerning attacking the glass, Memphis allowed San Antonio to snag 39 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Desmond Bane ended up being important for the Grizzlies for the game. He made 12 of 23 for this contest for a field goal rate of 52.2%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Bane recorded 32 points in his 39 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 assists for the contest.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 8-4 for the campaign. The Grizzlies are committing 20.9 fouls every game and they shoot 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.3 times per game (17th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest. Memphis has scored 1,401 pts this year (116.8 per contest) and they snag 47.5 boards per contest. As an offense, the Grizzlies are connecting on 47.0% from the floor, which ranks 15th in basketball.
The Memphis defense surrenders 34.7% from downtown (154 of 444) and opponents are knocking down 77.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 25.8 dimes and 44.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 17th and 15th in the league. The Grizzlies are ranked 22nd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 115.3. They have forced 14.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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