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Grizzlies vs Timberwolves NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves
- Where: Minneapolis at Target Center
- Date: Friday, January 27th
- Betting Odds MIN +3, MEM -150 | MIN +125 O/U 237.5
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 31-17, while going 23-23-2 vs the spread. Memphis will take the court having lost 4 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -9.5 in these matchups.
Memphis will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Timberwolves, as they previously lost to the Warriors by a score of 122-120. However, because they entered as 2 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Memphis let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Ja Morant led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
The Timberwolves come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 25-25. So far, the team has gone 23-27-0 against the spread. Looking back on Timberwolves’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 2-1 while averaging 112 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.
Minnesota is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Pelicans at home. With the 111-102 victory, they also covered the spread as 3 point underdogs. Minnesota went on to win the game, despite trailing by 6 going into halftime. In the win, Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring with 37 points on a field goal percentage of 48.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Grizzlies averaged 112.5 points per game vs the Timberwolves. Similar to the Grizzlies, the Timberwolves scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Memphis, the team averaged 120.75 points per game. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Grizzlies and Timberwolves have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Minnesota. The over-under record in these same games is 1-4, with the teams combining for an average of 220 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.1 points per game (5th). Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. If the Memphis offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.6 turnovers per game.
So far, the Grizzlies have played well defensively, as they are ranked 12th in the league at 109.93 points per contest.
This season, the Grizzlies offense has primarily worked through Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 40 games, Morant is 11th in the NBA at 27.3 points per game. So far, him and Brooks have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.1 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds for Memphis to go along with 2.7 assists.
Minnesota will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 115.2 points per game (11th). In terms of pace, the Timberwolves are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.8 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 11th team in made field goals per contest.
Currently, the Timberwolves defense is ranked 24th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.3 points per game vs the unit.
On offense, Anthony Edwards leads the Timberwolves in scoring at 24.5 points per game, placing him 23rd in the NBA. Overall, Edwards has hit 45.9% of his shots while accounting for 22.1% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 10th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 17.6 points per game, D’Angelo Russell is the 2nd leading scorer for the Timberwolves. For the season, he is 106th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.5%.
Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -3.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under 237.5