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Timberwolves vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies
  • Where: Memphis at FedExForum
  • Date: Friday, February 10th
  • Betting Odds MEM -9, MIN +302 | MEM -387 O/U OFF

So far, the Timberwolves have put together an overall record of 30-28, while going 28-30-0 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

The Timberwolves are coming off a 143-118 win over the Jazz. This away win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. Minnesota was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Jazz to cut into their 10 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Anthony Edwards, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 48.1% of his shots.

So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 33-21, while going 25-27-2 vs the spread. Against the spread, Memphis has a mark of 1-2. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.

In their previous game, the Grizzlies took down the Bulls by a score of 104-89. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 9 point favorites. Memphis went on to win the game, as they led by 10 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 34 points while hitting 60.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Timberwolves averaged 120.75 points per game vs the Grizzlies. Similar to the Timberwolves, the Grizzlies scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Minnesota, the team averaged 112.5 points per game. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Minnesota has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game separates the teams. In these contests, they averaged a combined 215 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 0-5.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

For the season, the Minnesota offense is the 10th ranked unit in the NBA, at 115.9 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.0 made 3’s per game. If the Minnesota 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 15.2 turnovers per game.

On defense, the Timberwolves will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 24th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

This season, the Timberwolves offense has primarily worked through Anthony Edwards and Jaylen Nowell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 58 games, Edwards is 21st in the NBA at 24.7 points per game. So far, him and Nowell have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 35.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaylen Nowell is grabbing 2.7 rebounds for Minnesota to go along with 2.1 assists.

Through 54 games, Memphis is the 9th best scoring team at 116.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.3 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as Memphis is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 101.3 possessions per game.

Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).

On offense, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 27.4 points per game, placing him 10th in the NBA. Overall, Morant has hit 46.8% of his shots while accounting for 22.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 22nd in points allowed to point-guards. At 15.1 points per game, Dillon Brooks is the 2nd leading scorer for the Grizzlies. For the season, he is 371st in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.1%.

Timberwolves vs Grizzlies Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -9
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF