Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-7) at Memphis Grizzlies (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +1.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday night at the FedExForum on NBATV.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 27.4 points and 2.5 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.3 points and nine rebounds. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to remain hot after winning four of their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.8 points and 6.5 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 19.3 points and six rebounds. Zach Randolph is the third double-digit scorer and Vince Carter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last six home games.
The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Memphis and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Memphis Grizzlies are finally looking like the playoff team we've seen over the years and their play has drastically picked up over the last week. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves continue to come up short of expectations and have struggled even more on the road. With the way both teams have looked up to this point, you have to side with the Grizzlies and the free point at home.