Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Monday’s clash in the NBA. Minnesota looks to remain unbeaten on the road as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
After a 3-1 start there was a buzz around the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that has slowly dwindled down as the Wolves have now dropped 4 games in a row at home. They are coming off a disappointing 20-point loss against the Clippers in a game in which they only scored 84 points. This team hasn’t been very efficient in shooting the ball, they rank just 24th in the NBA in points per game. Their three-point percentage is just 26th which is a big issue since over 40% of their attempts from the field are from downtown. In head-to-head meetings against the Grizzlies they’ve won just 2 times in the last 10 games. They are also just 1-9 ATS in those 10 games.
Memphis on the other hand is shooting the ball at a solid rate from downtown. They currently rank 12th in the NBA scoring on 34.8% of their attempts. Ja Morant has made a big leap this season, as a result the Grizzlies are one of the most dominant teams taking the ball to the basket. They are getting 49 points per game from within the paint which ranks 6th in the entire league. But, just like Minnesota they struggle defending the three-point line. Opponents are connecting on 38% attempts from beyond-the-arc, only the Detroit Pistons allow more shots from deep. Regardless of that though, this team has started the year 6-3 ATS and are looking to add to that tonight.
It’s hard to ignore all the good things Memphis has done so far, they rank among the Top 10 in defense and Minnesota isn’t really all that good to exploit their only weakness. Timberwolves are in a funk right now having lost 4 straight, I think Memphis gets the job done at home tonight.
Memphis Grizzlies – Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Memphis Grizzlies – Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions
Get -110 odds on Memphis -5.5 Point Spread at bet365!
Both teams rank in the upper tier when it comes to pace of play so far this season and they both allow opponents to shoot 3 pointers above the league average. The Timberwolves worry me a bit on the defensive end, they’ve failed to crack the 100-point mark in 3 of their last 4 games. However, they are averaging the 2nd highest amount of points in road games so far this season at 113 per game. Memphis is also coming off an 87 point effort against Washington, but they are 3-1 at home this season while averaging 112.2 points per game. The total has gone over in 4 of the last 6 meetings and the two teams are averaging 224.6 points per game in their last 10 head-to-head. Give me the over in tonight’s contest as well.
Back Over 218.5 Points at -110 odds on bet365!