The Memphis Grizzlies head over to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday evening. Memphis is currently 30-17 on the year and is the second seed in the Western Conference. On the opposite side, Minnesota is 25-25 overall and holds the ninth seed in the conference standings. Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) is out for Minnesota while Rudy Gobert (groin) is questionable. Steven Adams (knee) is out for Memphis, with Desmond Bane (knee) listed as questionable.
These clubs split the first two matchups this season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at the Target Center in Minnesota. Caesars Sportsbook lists Memphis as a 3-point favorite in the latest Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves odds, while over/under for total points is set at 238. Before making any Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies:
- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves spread: Memphis -3
- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Over-Under: 238 points
- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves money line: Memphis -155, Minnesota +130
- DAL: Grizzlies are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games
- MIN: Timberwolves are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record
- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Grizzlies can cover
Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. is a defensively impactful force due to his instincts, length, and awareness. Jackson Jr. has the lateral quickness to even defend on the perimeter with no problem. The Michigan State product owns a smooth shooting stroke to pair with his strength at the rim. He averages 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game, and on Jan. 16, Jackson Jr. amassed 18 points, eight rebounds, and six blocks.
Memphis continues to be one of the top scoring and rebounding squads in the NBA, ranking fifth in the league in points per game (117.1) and first in rebounds per game (48.7). This squad also distributes the ball well, ranking 11th in assists (25.4). Guard Ja Morant is an athletic and dynamic playmaker who leads the team in both points (27.3) and assists (8.0). He's dished out double-digit assists in 13 matchups thus far, and in his last contest, Morant finished with 29 points and 12 assists.
Why the Timberwolves can cover
Guard Anthony Edwards has tremendous athleticism and bounce when driving to the basket. Edwards showcases his soft touch on his jumpers from the perimeter, constantly creating his own offense. The Georgia product leads the team in points (24.5) with 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He has tallied 30-plus points in three straight contests, including on Jan. 21 when Edwards racked up 44 points, four assists, three steals, and three blocks.
Guard D'Angelo Russell has been a solid secondary scoring option all year, averaging 17.6 points per game. Russell has upped his production since Towns left the lineup as he's put up 20.2 PPG on 49.2% shooting over the 26 games that Towns has been sidelined. Russell has five double-doubles on the season, including his last meeting with the Grizzlies when he had 15 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals versus Memphis on Nov. 30.
How to make Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 235 points. The model also says one side hits almost 70% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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