Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Picks and Prediction for Thursday, January 18, 2024

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – The Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves NBA showdown is creating considerable excitement among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. With both teams boasting records that differ substantially – the Grizzlies with 15-25 and 28-11 records respectively, making this game particularly enthralling to both spectators as well as bettors looking for basketball winning picks in betting markets.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Date & Time: Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 10:00 PM ET

Location: Target Center


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Odds


Memphis Grizzlies Analysis

Offensively, the Grizzlies have demonstrated both resilience and capability by scoring 108.1 points per game on average and boasting an impressive field goal percentage of 44% from beyond the arc. Even though their rankings rank them as low, Jackson Jr’s 21.3 average scoring output can often surprise opponents.

On defense, the Grizzlies need to address their turnover and foul rates which average 13.8 and 20.5 respectively per game. Their rebounding abilities – 32.4 defensive rebounds per game – is one area they excel in; however they need to tighten up overall defense if they want to defeat Minnesota Timberwolves’ robust offense.

Jackson Jr. has been one of the Grizzlies’ shining lights this season. His versatile performance on both offense and defense – highlighted by an average of 1.7 blocks per game – makes him a key factor in helping the Grizzlies compete effectively against the Timberwolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves Analysis

This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been an offensive powerhouse, scoring an average of 113.1 points per game with an impressive 48.8% field goal percentage and 38.3% 3-point shooting accuracy. Edwards stands out among his peers by scoring an average of 26 points per game and keeping up his scoring ability is key for maintaining the Timberwolves’ offensive dominance.

On defense, Minnesota displays a balanced approach. They average 7.7 steals and 5.9 blocks per game to effectively disrupt their opponent’s plays; yet, they also commit an average of 14.5 turnovers each game that the Grizzlies could exploit to their advantage; Minnesota’s defense will be put through rigorous scrutiny against Memphis’ offense, making for an intriguing matchup.

Anthony Edwards‘ season has been notable not just in scoring but in all-around contributions such as rebounding and assists. Additionally, his 1.3 steals per game demonstrates his defensive capabilities. Edwards will be key to the Timberwolves’ success here by creating scoring opportunities while protecting against offensive threats from Memphis Grizzlies players.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Against the Spread

The Grizzlies have had mixed success against the spread, going 3-2 over their past five games against it. However, their road game record of 12-9 suggests unexpected resilience and may help us predict their performance against the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves, on the other hand, have been more consistent against the spread than their opponent with a 4-1 record in their last five games against the spread – suggesting some vulnerability at home against the spread. While the Timberwolves may be favorites against Memphis Grizzlies opponents, they might prove difficult opponents to conquer easily.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Free Pick

Based on trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Minnesota Timberwolves. Given their solid overall performance and home court advantage, the Timberwolves should be the safer pick.

Spread: Memphis Grizzlies. Due to their solid record against the spread, particularly away games, they could cover even if they don’t win.

Total: Over. Both teams have displayed an increasing tendency to go over, particularly the Grizzlies in recent games.

Predicted Score: Minnesota Timberwolves 115, Memphis Grizzlies 108

While the Timberwolves appear likely winners, the Grizzlies can keep this game close. When looking at Canadian top betting websites, the safest bet would be on either team for moneyline and spread betting respectively – with both teams boasting potency on offense – with overs likely occurring due to offensive capabilities of both squads. Don’t get stuck into relying solely on trends and statistics to predict game outcomes; pay attention to key player and team dynamics leading up to game day for any surprises that could alter game outcomes before placing bets!