Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 1/27/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-4)
The Memphis Grizzlies are hitting the road to Target Center on Friday where they will meet the Minnesota Timberwolves. Memphis opens as 4-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 232.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Warriors and ended up losing by a score of 122-120 in their last game. Memphis finished the game having earned a 47.7% FG percentage (42 of 88) and made 10 out of their 31 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 26 of 37 attempts for a percentage of 70.3%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they earned 36 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 26 assists for this contest as well as forcing 21 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In the matter of defense, Memphis allowed 50.6% from the floor on 43 out of 85 shooting. Golden State distributed 33 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Furthermore, Golden State pulled down 44 boards (14 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Golden State finished the contest at 78.6% from the free throw line by making 22 of 28 attempts. They made 14 of 32 attempts from downtown. In reference to fouls, the Grizzlies ended up finishing with 26 while the Warriors racked up 27 fouls.
Ja Morant is someone who came through in the game. He scored 29 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and pulled down 4 boards. Morant walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 12 assists.
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Memphis comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 31-17 this year. They have an average of 117.1 pts per game (5th in the league) while hitting 47.0% from the floor. The Grizzlies are connecting on 34.9% on three-point attempts (551 of 1,579) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is collecting 48.7 boards per contest and has accumulated 1,219 dimes for the year, which ranks 13th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.2 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 21.5 fouls. They concede 35.7% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.6). The Grizzlies are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (1,940 of 4,337) and they relinquish 43.9 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 27th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,277 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Timberwolves went home victorious with a score of 111-102 when they played the Pelicans. The Timberwolves earned 32 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this contest. They also turned it over 9 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. The Pelicans had 21 fouls in this contest which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of them for a percentage of 71.4%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Minnesota made 11 of 29 tries (37.9%). When the game finished, the Timberwolves went 40 out of 82 from the floor which had them at 48.8%. The Timberwolves permitted the Pelicans to make 37 out of their 85 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 43.5% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.6% from downtown by connecting on 12 out of 38 and finished the contest at 16 of 21 at the charity stripe (76.2%). In reference to rebounds, Minnesota permitted New Orleans to pull down 42 overall (8 offensive).
Anthony Edwards ended up being a major contributor for the Timberwolves in this contest. Edwards totaled 37 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and earned 5 assists for the contest. He converted 12 out of 25 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 48.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 25-25 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Timberwolves are hitting on 49.2% from the field, which is 4th in basketball. Minnesota has totaled 5,760 points so far this year (115.2 per game) and they pull down 40.9 boards per game. They are getting an assist 25.2 times per contest (14th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 15.7 times per game. The Timberwolves are committing 22.0 fouls per game and they hit 77.9% from the free throw line.
The Timberwolves defensively are ranked 19th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 115.4. They have forced 16.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (9th in the league). The Minnesota defense gives up 37.2% from downtown (664 of 1,783) and opponents are connecting on 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.7 dimes and 44.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 21st and 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+4) and under 232 points
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