Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks 1/18/24

Minnesota Timberwolves (28-11) vs Memphis Grizzlies (15-25)

Game Info: Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -12 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are riding a 3-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies rebounded from losses to the Clippers and Knicks with a win over the Warriors. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 108.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 21.2 points and 1.8 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Santi Aldama is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies will meet the Bulls after this game.

Memphis Grizzlies Player Facts

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of only four qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.
  • Xavier Tillman ranks 24th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.2) this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Trail Blazers, Clippers, and Pistons during this streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 26 points and 5.4 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.7 points and 3.1 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Naz Reid is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Wolves will play against the Thunder after this one.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.3) this season.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for FT% (89.3%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (107.3).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (44.3%).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.7).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for three-point percentage this season (34.0%).

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction

The Memphis Grizzlies have managed to sprinkle in wins despite their injury situation, but it's only a matter of time before they come back to reality, and oddsmakers are assuming the same thing with this line. The Grizzlies are putting out a G League roster with so many key guys out. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been hit or miss recently, but they're 16-2 SU at home this season, and they've won 4 of the last 5 meetings against the Grizzlies, covering each of those wins as well. I'll lay the chalk with the Timberwolves at home.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -12

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