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memphis grizzlies vs minnesota timberwolves prediction 12/08/2023 sport preview

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction & Betting Tips 12/8/2023

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/8/2023:
  • Take the Timberwolves on the moneyline
  • The Timberwolves should also cover at -6
  • Our NBA model projects 210 points, and we suggest taking the under

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

Looking to win big? The Timberwolves and Grizzlies face off at 8:00 ET on BSSE. The Grizzlies are hosting the game at FedExForum in Memphis, TN.

The Timberwolves are the favored team in this Western conference contest against the Grizzlies. The game’s over/under currently sits at 215 points. Check out BetCoco for Memphis Grizzlies – Minnesota Timberwolves odds

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over their previous five games against the Grizzlies, the Timberwolves have put together a record of 3-2. The three most recent times the Timberwolves were favored against the Grizzlies, they have an average scoring differential of 18 and a 2-1 record vs. the spread.

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 4-5-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
  • Memphis has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 108 points per game while allowing 106. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 2-8. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an overall record of 5-0 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction

In today’s game against the Grizzlies, the Timberwolves aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 16-4. Throughout their 20 games, the Timberwolves have posted a 11-2 record against Western Conference opponents, while going 5-2 in non-conference matchups.

Minnesota has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 10-9 against the spread. This season, Minnesota has a 7-8 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-1 as underdogs.

Minnesota currently holds an over/under record of 10-10-0 for the season. Their games feature an average over/under line of 221.8, and they hold a -4.2 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

Compared to their season average of 112.3 points per game, the Timberwolves struggled in their previous game. Against the Spurs, the Timberwolves scored 102 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.4%. Offensively, the Timberwolves hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 7th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 14th in terms of percentage and 22nd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Timberwolves defense is giving up 105.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 1st in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups.

Inside the arc, the Timberwolves defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 48.6% and 33.7% from three-point territory.

So far this season, the Grizzlies has a record of 6-14, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Timberwolves. This season, when playing on the road, the Grizzlies have a 5-6 record, while their record at home is 1-8.

So far, Memphis is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 9-11. The Grizzlies maintain an ATS record of 6-5 on the road, while they have a 3-6 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Grizzlies come in with an over/under record of 7-13-0 for the current season. Their played games maintain an ongoing average of 215.0 points per game, alongside an average over/under line of 222.6.

In their latest game, the Grizzlies offense put up 116 points against the Pistons. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.6% and made 11 threes. On offense, Grizzlies has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 43%. So far, they are 28th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 78%.

Coming into the game, the Grizzlies’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 10th in the league at 111.4 points per game allowed.

Most recently, the Grizzlies’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 102 points to the Pistons.

Our projections indicate that the Timberwolves should come out top with a projected score of 109-101.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Tips

  • Take the Timberwolves on the moneyline
  • The Timberwolves should also cover at -6
  • Our NBA model projects 210 points, and we suggest taking the under

Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report

  • Marcus Smart – Ankle – Out
  • Steven Adams – Knee – Out
  • Luke Kennard – Knee – Out
  • Ja Morant – Suspension – Out
  • Brandon Clarke – Achilles – Out
  • Jake LaRavia – Eye – Doubtful

Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report

  • Jordan McLaughlin – Knee – Questionable
  • Jaden McDaniels – Ankle – Out
  • Jaylen Clark – Achilles – Out

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