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Grizzlies home to Timberwolves in NBA betting action

Minnesota TimberwolvesMemphis Grizzlies
March 18, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

23-41TEAM RECORD44-21

Minnesota pays a visit to Memphis on Monday, hoping to send the Grizzlies to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at FedExForum.

This season the Grizzlies are 44-21 overall and 38-26-1 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 23-41 and 29-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Memphis is 27-37-1 on the OU, and Minnesota is 30-33-1.

View Minnesota vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Grizzlies sat as 13-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 184.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Timberwolves taking on the No. 8-rated Grizzlies in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-91 win for the Grizzlies on Monday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 13 in the league with 42.6 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 4.7 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 28 with 5.4 per contest.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 102 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 97-95 winner as they battled the Hornets at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans was scorched by Derrick Williams for 28 points as the Timberwolves defated the Hornets 97-95 in NBA action on Sunday.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 90-84 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Memphis suffered a 90-84 loss against Utah on Saturday, getting 24 points from Jerryd Bayless in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 1-9
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 0-10

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Timberwolves at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its 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 8 of Memphis's last 9 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Sacramento, Thursday, March 21
Memphis home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 20