Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 2/28/2024

The Memphis Grizzlies (20-38) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (41-17) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves

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The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies fell to the Nets by a score of 111-86. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Grizzlies couldn’t cover the spread as +2.5 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 197 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 214.5.

Heading into today’s game, the Grizzlies are 20-38 overall and will have to bring their A-game if they want to come away with a win as they are +12.5 point underdogs. On the road this season, the Grizzlies are 13-16 compared to their 7-22 record at home.

Memphis currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 28-30 at this point. The Grizzlies maintain an ATS record of 16-13 on the road, while they have a 12-17 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

The Timberwolves won vs. the Spurs in their most recent game, ending with a score of 114-105. At the beginning of the second half, the Timberwolves were leading 58-43.

Coming into today’s game against the Grizzlies, the Timberwolves are 41-17 and have a record above .500. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 1st place and are also 1st in the Northwest division.

Minnesota arrives with an ATS record of 30-27 for the season up to this point. During this season, Minnesota has a 23-23 record against the spread as favorites and 7-4 as underdogs.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

This season, the Memphis offense is ranked 30th in the NBA in scoring at 106.5 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the league. They are currently 30th in points per game at 106.5. In terms of their scoring average, they have been held below the league average in 79.3% of their games this season.

On the road, the Grizzlies are averaging 109.1 points per game compared to 103.9 at home. However, overall, they are ranked 30th in the NBA in scoring.

So far this season, the Grizzlies have made an average of 13.5 three-pointers per game, which is 10th in the league. However, they are only shooting 34% from beyond the arc.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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In 58 games games, Minnesota has an average of 113.6 points per game (20th).

This season, the Timberwolves are averaging 113.6 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. At home, they are scoring 112.1 points per game. In terms of pace, Minnesota is ranked 25th at 97.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Timberwolves are 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. From beyond the arc, they are making 39% of their threes, which is 3rd in the league. However, they are just 15th in three-point attempts.

Overall, Minnesota is 7th in true shooting percentage. In terms of free throws, the Timberwolves are 10th in makes and 9th in attempts. On the offensive glass, they are 28th in the NBA.

Grizzlies Team Defense

For the season, Memphis is sitting 9th in terms of points allowed per game (112.8). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.8% and 37.9% from three-point territory.

Timberwolves Team Defense

The Timberwolves’ defense is presently ranked 1st in the league, allowing an average of 106.4 points per contest. Most recently, the Timberwolves’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 105 points to the Spurs.

Key Players For The Grizzlies And Timberwolves

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jaren Jackson Jr. will be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies, with 22 points and going 8/16 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.2 points per game, along with 5.4 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 25, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.8%, and his scoring average is 26.5 points per game.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Memphis has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 105 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Minnesota has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 123 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Timberwolves struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Timberwolves to secure the win, with an expected final score of 99-78. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -12.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 211.5, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Timberwolves to score a combined 177 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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