Timberwolves home to Grizzlies in NBA betting action
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Target Center features an NBA battle between the host Minnesota Timberwolves and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies in betting action on Saturday.
The Timberwolves bring a 26-45 record (34-36-1 ATS) to the battle against the 48-24 Grizzlies, who are 40-31-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 33-37-1 so far and the Grizzlies go 31-40-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 21 (Timberwolves) and the No. 8 (Grizzlies) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-92 result in favor of the Grizzlies is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 12 in the league with 42.6 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 30 with 4.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.7 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Memphis, they were a 103-94 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Zach Randolph en route to a 103-94 victory over Houston on Friday at FedExForum.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 101-93 winner as they battled the Thunder at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Nikola Pekovic scored 22 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, leading Minnesota over Oklahoma City, 101-93, on Friday at Target Center.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a win are 0-10
A few Grizzlies at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games
Memphis home to San Antonio, Monday, April 1
Minnesota home to Boston, Monday, April 1