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Minnesota TimberwolvesMemphis Grizzlies
March 27, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

24-26TEAM RECORD26-21

The Grizzlies will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Timberwolves at FedExForum in NBA wagering action.

Memphis will face the 24-26 Timberwolves, who own a 28-22 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 21-26 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Timberwolves are 26-23-1 favoring the OVER.

View Minnesota vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 200 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Grizzlies, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-97 victory for the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 18-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 28 in the league with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.3 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 117-100 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kevin Love went off for 30 points and added 21 rebounds leading Minnesota to a 117-100 win over Denver on Sunday at Target Center.

Memphis won its last outing, a 102-96 result against the Lakers on March 25. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Grizzlies got 18 points from Rudy Gay as Memphis ran past Los Angeles 102-96 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 0-10
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

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 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road
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 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Charlotte, Wednesday, March 28
Memphis at Houston, Friday, March 30

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