Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum on Friday.
The Timberwolves faced the Jazz and took home the win by a score of 143-118 in their last game. Minnesota walked away from the contest having earned a 57.1% FG percentage (56 out of 98) and converted 23 out of their 43 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves knocked down 8 of their 8 tries for a rate of 100.0%. In terms of grabbing boards, they collected a total of 47 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 35 assists for the contest while creating 8 turnovers and having 6 steals. With regard to the defense, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the floor on 44 of 105 shooting. Utah totaled 27 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Utah totaled 50 rebounds (21 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Utah finished the game at 85.7% from the free throw line by making 18 of 21 attempts. They made 12 of 34 attempts from distance. When talking about personal fouls, the Timberwolves walked away with 19 and the Jazz recorded 12 personal fouls.
Anthony Edwards is a player who was a factor for the game. He ended up with 31 points on 13 of 27 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and totaled 7 rebounds. Edwards went 48.1% from the field and dished out 8 assists.
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Minnesota enters this matchup with a record of 30-28 on the year. They are turning it over 15.7 times per game and as a group are committing 21.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Minnesota is grabbing 41.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,479 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing. The Timberwolves are shooting 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (695 of 1,947) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 115.9 points per game (10th in basketball) while hitting 49.3% from the floor.
On defense, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 15.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.2 fouls. They give up 36.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 19th in the NBA in points per game allowed (115.5). The Timberwolves defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.8% (2,409 of 5,145) and they relinquish 44.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 30th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,486 relinquished this year.
In their last game, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 104-89 when they faced the Bulls. The Grizzlies recorded 34 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 10 steals in the game. The Bulls were called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding 3-point shots, Memphis made 11 of their 33 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 81 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.1%. The Grizzlies allowed the Bulls to make 32 of their 87 tries from the floor which left them shooting 36.8% for this game. They finished the game shooting 20.0% from three-point range by going 7 of 35 and finished the contest at 18 of 27 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Memphis allowed Chicago to snag 49 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant was important for the Grizzlies in this matchup. Morant recorded 34 points in his 35 mins of playing time and accounted for 7 dimes in the matchup. He made 12 of 20 for the matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 33-21 this year. The Grizzlies commit 20.1 fouls per game and they go 71.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 25.3 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.5 times per game. Memphis has scored 6,265 pts so far this season (116.0 per game) and they average 48.1 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Grizzlies are connecting on 46.9% from the field, which ranks 20th in basketball.
The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 112.2. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (1st in the league). The Memphis defense gives up 35.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (693 of 1,954) and their opponents are making 78.2% of their foul shots. They surrender 26.6 assists and 43.7 boards per contest, which is 30th and 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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