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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies in NBA odds tilt

Memphis GrizzliesMinnesota Timberwolves
24-20January 31, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center23-22

Memphis pays a visit to Minnesota on Friday, hoping to send the Timberwolves to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Target Center.

The Timberwolves bring a 23-22 record (25-20 ATS) to the battle against the 24-20 Grizzlies, who are 20-23-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 21-22-2 so far and the Grizzlies go 21-23. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Timberwolves in this one found them as -3-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 191 at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Timberwolves and the No. 11-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-93 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

Memphis was a 99-89 winner in its last match on the road against the Kings. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 188 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Mike Conley scored 27 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Memphis on Wednesday, leading the Grizzlies to a 99-89 victory over Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 88-77 winner as they battled the Pelicans at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 165 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New Orleans was victimized by Kevin Love for 30 points as the Timberwolves defeated the Pelicans 88-77 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 106.11 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 95.45 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.62% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Next up:
Memphis home to Milwaukee, Saturday, February 1st
Minnesota at Atlanta, Saturday, February 1st