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Memphis GrizzliesMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

2-3TEAM RECORD2-3

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Minnesota and Memphis on Wednesday, with the host Timberwolves trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Minnesota battles the Grizzlies, currently with a 2-3 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-3-1 for the Timberwolves and 3-2 for the Grizzlies.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Timberwolves, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-93 victory for the Timberwolves.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 3-rated squad against Memphis's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 4 in the league with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 1.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 99.5 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in home scoring.

In their last action, Memphis was a 113-96 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Memphis got 23 points from Rudy Gay en route to a 113-96 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday at FedExForum.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 106-96 winner as they battled the Spurs at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Antonio was victimized for 24 points and 15 rebounds by Kevin Love as the Timberwolves defeated the Spurs 106-96 in NBA action on Monday.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Grizzlies at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Memphis at Utah, Friday, January 6
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Friday, January 6

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