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Memphis favored by 3 against Minnesota on Wednesday

Memphis GrizzliesMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 23, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

31-27TEAM RECORD13-44

Memphis travels to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 31-27 mark with a victory over the Timberwolves.

This season the Timberwolves are 13-44 overall and 25-32 ATS against the number, while the Grizzlies are 31-27 and 35-22-1 ATS. As for the totals, Minnesota is 26-30-1 on the OU, and Memphis is 28-30.

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Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as 3-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 205 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 21-rated Timberwolves in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-96 win for the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (101.8 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 14 at 98.3 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Memphis was a 120-107 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (227) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tony Allen went off for 26 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Denver defeated Memphis, 120-107 at Pepsi Center.

Minnesota was a 94-88 loser in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got 21 points from Michael Beasley but lost anyway 94-88 against the Bucks on Tuesday at Bradley Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 1-9
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Grizzlies at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Memphis's last 24 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Memphis
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Minnesota's last 24 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to Sacramento, Saturday, February 26
Minnesota home to New Orleans, Friday, February 25

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