Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting prediction

NBA Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 1/18/2024

The Memphis Grizzlies (15-25) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (29-11) on Thursday, January 18th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves

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The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win

The Grizzlies took down the Warriors in their most recent game with a final score of 116-107. Prior to the game, the Grizzlies were the underdog at +7.5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. In terms of the over/under, the combined 223 points was below the over/under line of 226.5.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Timberwolves, the Grizzlies are 15-25 and are looking to reach .500. At home, the Grizzlies are 4-15 compared to their 11-10 road record this season.

Memphis comes in with an overall ATS record of 17-23 so far this season. Memphis has covered the spread in three consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 12-9 on the road as opposed to 5-14 at home.

The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

The Timberwolves won vs. the Pistons in their most recent game, ending with a score of 124-117. Going into the game, the Timberwolves were favored by -12.5 and their 7 point win was not enough to cover the spread. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 223 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves are 29-11 overall and are on a three game winning streak. When playing at home, the Timberwolves have a record of 16-2 compared to a 13-9 record on the road.

Minnesota currently has an ATS record of 20-19, placing them above .500 against the spread. Minnesota has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 10-8 at home as opposed to 10-11 on the road.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

Through 40 games the Grizzlies are averaging 108.2 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA.

This season, the Grizzlies have been one of the most three-point reliant teams in the league. They are 5th in three-point attempts but just 29th in three-point shooting percentage. Overall, Memphis is 29th in field goal percentage.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Grizzlies are averaging 108.2 points per game, which is 29th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 111 points per game compared to 105.2 at home.

When compared to the NBA scoring average, Memphis has outscored it in just 27.5% of their games. In terms of pace, the Grizzlies are 12th in the league.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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The Timberwolves come into today’s game as the 21st ranked scoring offense at 113.4 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Timberwolves are 21st in the league at 113.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging 112.6 points per game compared to 114.0 on the road.

Minnesota’s offense has been efficient overall, ranking 6th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage. However, they are 23rd in pace at 97.9 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have made an average of 12.2 three-pointers per game, which is 19th in the NBA. They have been effective from beyond the arc, shooting 38% (3rd). In terms of free throws, Minnesota is 10th in makes at 18.8 per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Grizzlies defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 40.0% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 113.2 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.4% and 38.3% from three-point territory.

Timberwolves Team Defense

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 107.6 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Timberwolves are forcing 14.4 per game, which is 28th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 8th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.

Key Players For The Grizzlies And Timberwolves

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jaren Jackson Jr. as the primary point contributor for the Grizzlies, finishing with 20 points while maintaining a 7/15 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 21.2 points per game, in addition to 5.7 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anthony Edwards to be the top scorer for the Timberwolves. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and his scoring average is 26 points per game.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Minnesota has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 119 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • The Grizzlies have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Timberwolves have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies game, we suggest taking the Grizzlies at +13.5. Even though our predictions have the Timberwolves winning 117-110, we see the Grizzlies as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 215 and our model has the Grizzlies and Timberwolves finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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