Grizzlies home to Timberwolves in NBA betting action
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies host Minnesota on Sunday, looking to build on their 31-18 mark against the 18-29 Timberwolves in NBA action at FedExForum.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Grizzlies currently sports a record of 31-18, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-20-1 ATS. The Timberwolves are 18-29 and 21-25-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies post a 20-28-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 24-22-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 97-92.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 27-ranked offense (93.2 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.2 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, almost the same as the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.2 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
The Timberwolves were a 100-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 100-94 loss against New York on Friday, getting 20 points from Luke Ridnour in a losing effort at Target Center.
Memphis won its last outing, a 99-93 result against the Warriors on February 8. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 192 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Grizzlies got a 20-point performance from Marc Gasol, who added 11 rebounds as Memphis ran past Golden State 99-93 on Friday at FedExForum.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 1-9
After playing New York are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Timberwolves at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Cleveland, Monday, February 11
Memphis home to Sacramento, Tuesday, February 12