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NBA betting line favors Grizzlies over Timberwolves

Minnesota TimberwolvesMemphis Grizzlies
April 2, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

17-59TEAM RECORD43-33

Minnesota travels to Memphis on Saturday, hoping to boost its 17-59 mark with a victory over the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies are 43-33 so far on the season, and 49-26-1 ATS vs. the number. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are 17-59 and 34-42 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 38-38 and the Timberwolves go 36-39-1 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Grizzlies in this one will find them as 12-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 205.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Grizzlies and the No. 22-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-95 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 100.1 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 30 at 106.9 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 109.2 points per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 111-92 loser at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves endured a 111-92 loss at the hands of the Heat on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Martell Webster at Target Center.

The Grizzlies were a 93-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. Zach Randolph scored 28 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over New Orleans, 93-81, on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Minnesota is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at New Jersey, Tuesday, April 5
Memphis home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, April 5