Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 11-26-23

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/26/23 NBA Forecast, Predictions and Tips

Minnesota Timberwolves (11-4) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (3-12)

 

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/26/23 – As one of the premier handicapper insights in NBA, Sunday’s match-up between Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies represents an intriguing study in contrasts. While Minnesota are riding high with an 11-4 record, Memphis have struggled in 2018-19 – currently sitting at 3-12. Expectedly this matchup at FedExForum promises to showcase both talent and strategy that has driven both squads in different directions this year.

 

The Timberwolves’ offense has been nothing short of outstanding, averaging an incredible 113 points per game with an efficiency rate of 48.5% from the field. Not content to just score points though, they also average 45.3 rebounds and 25.3 assists per game – further evidence of their well-rounded approach. On defense, they average 7.8 steals and 6.4 blocks per game – though their tendency to turn over 14.3 times per game and commit 19.5 fouls are areas for concern.

 

Memphis Grizzlies have also struggled this season. Averaging 106.2 points per game with a field goal percentage of 42.5% shows their offensive woes. Relying heavily on three-point shots they attempt (40 per game but only making 33.1% of them), their rebounding numbers lag slightly behind that of the Timberwolves at 42 per game and they average 24.1 assists per game less. They have been more disciplined with turnovers and fouls (33.4 turnovers and 21.7 fouls per game respectively), yet these numbers haven’t translated to wins.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/26/23 Game Info

 

When: Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET
Where: FedExForum
TV:
Stream: NBA League Pass

 

Anthony Edwards (SG) vs. Desmond Bane (SG)

 

Anthony Edwards has been an impressive force for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 26.7 points and 6 rebounds in 15 games while dishing out an impressive 5.1 assist average and 1.5 steals per game as part of an assist to turnover ratio of 1.5. However, his 3.4 turnovers per game and penchant for fouling could allow the Grizzlies to exploit him further.

 

Desmond Bane, one of the key players for the Grizzlies, mirrors Edwards in many respects. Over his first 15 games he averaged 24.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while contributing 5.1 assists – not to mention slightly higher blocks per game and an assist to turnover ratio of 2. His higher foul average could pose issues against an aggressive Timberwolves opponent.

 

Edwards and Bane will be central figures in this matchup, both playing a vital role for their respective offenses and potentially dictating its progression. Edwards’ scoring ability and Bane’s efficiency will both play key roles, and their head-to-head clash could very well determine who wins this contest.

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves -333, Total Odds: 219.5

 

The betting odds favor the Timberwolves significantly, with a -7.5 point spread and a moneyline of -333. The total for the game is set at 219.5, reflecting the high-scoring nature expected from the Timberwolves.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends

 

The Timberwolves have had mixed results against the spread, going 2-4 in their last six games against Memphis ATS; they’ve fared much better straight up, winning 10 of 12 matches since losing to Memphis 7-13 ATS last 20 times out and are just 1-6-1 against them on their road games since 2012. Furthermore, 8 out of their last 10 matches went over their total scores; an indication of high scoring contests.

 

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends

 

The Memphis Grizzlies have not fared well against the spread in recent games, going 4-9 against Minnesota while also only winning three out of sixteen overall. Notably, 6 of their 9 games with Minnesota went UNDER the total while five out of six times against them went under too! Yet despite these struggles Memphis holds an impressive 9-1 home game record against them!

 

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/26/23 Betting Picks

 

Based on the analysis and betting trends, the Timberwolves are the clear favorites. Their offensive prowess and recent form make them a strong pick, even with the -7.5 point spread. However, the Grizzlies’ strong home record against Minnesota cannot be overlooked.

 

For the better pick, the Timberwolves seem to be the safer option given their overall performance and standings. The over/under is tricky, but with Minnesota’s trend towards high-scoring games, betting on the over might be advisable. As for No-Cost NBA Predictions, the Timberwolves’ offensive strength and recent form suggest they will cover the spread and win the game.

 

Free Pick and Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves 115, Memphis Grizzlies 105

 

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