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NBA odds preview - Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies

Minnesota TimberwolvesMemphis Grizzlies
Feb 8, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

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The Grizzlies will hit the floor running against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Grizzlies are 12-13 overall and 12-13 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 13-12 and 14-11 ATS. As for the totals, Memphis is 10-15 on the OU, and Minnesota is 10-14-1.

View Minnesota vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 189 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Grizzlies) and the No. 9 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-95 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 92.8 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 15 at 95.2 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota was an 86-84 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 170 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Nikola Pekovic en route to an 86-84 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday at Target Center.

Memphis lost its last outing, an 89-84 result against the Spurs on February 6. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis got 22 points from Marc Gasol but lost anyway 89-84 against the Spurs on Monday at FedExForum.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 1-9
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

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 OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
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
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 10 games
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Dallas, Friday, February 10
Memphis home to Indiana, Friday, February 10