Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game on NBA TV. Ja Morant and the Grizzlies are looking to end a 4-game losing streak as they travel to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Timberwolves are one of the most enigmatic teams this season in the NBA, and not in a good way. One night they will beat the Rockets, the next night they will lose to those same Rockets and then they’ll follow it up with a road win against New Orleans. That type of inconsistency is not seen often these days in the NBA, that’s definitely something the young Wolves will need to work on moving forward.
They head into tonight’s game vs Memphis as 3-point underdogs, despite beating them by 8 points the last time they played each other at Target Center. Minnesota’s hopes will lie in the hands of Anthony Edwards once again, as they continue life without their best player Karl-Anthony Towns who is out with a calf injury. Rudy Gobert could also join him on the sidelines as he’s currently dealing with a groin issue.
Being young and inexperienced comes at a price in today’s NBA, we’re witnessing just that with the Memphis Grizzlies. After a 11-game win streak, this team has now proceeded to lose their next 4 games and people are left wondering if they really are as good as their record of 31-17 SU is. Steven Adams recently injured his knee, his presence on the inside is dearly missed and the Grizzlies defense has suffered a lot during his absence.
They’ve allowed 120+ points in 3 of their last 4 games, so in order for them to end the losing streak they know what needs to be done here. Memphis has been dominant in head-to-head meetings with the Timberwolves winning 13 of the last 18 match-ups and covering the spread 12 times during that stretch.
I think it’s time we finally see the Grizzlies end their losing streak. Although Minnesota has been solid at home, the absence of KAT and Gobert will be just too much to overcome here. Take the road team to cover.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Odds
We have a pretty big projected total for tonight’s game at 237.5 points, I’m already leaning towards the under. These two teams have gone 2-8 on the O/U in their last 10 meetings, averaging just 222.7 points per game, which is well below what the oddsmakers are expecting tonight. On the road the Grizzlies have had 15 of 25 games go under the total, while the Timberwolves are 12-14 at Target Center on the O/U.
When it comes to meetings between these teams in Minnesota, there’s a streak of 9 games in the last 13 meetings going under the total, with both teams struggling with injuries at the moment I don’t think they’ll have enough for a high scoring game here. None of the last 3 Minnesota games have come close to tonight’s projected total, so let’s back the under here.