Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/01/2019 NBA Odds and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/01/2019 – The Memphis Grizzlies (5-13) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-8) will face each other for the second time this season on Sunday at Target Center. The Grizzlies, who are on a six-game losing streak, opened as 9-point NBA spread betting underdogs to the Timberwolves despite beating the same team by 16 points early in the season.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/01/2019
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/01/2019 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Grizzlies suffered their sixth straight loss and 13th overall this season at the hands of the Utah Jazz. Jonas Valanciunas racked up 22 points and 11 boards, while Brandon Clarke added 13 off the bench. Ja Morant was also held down to just 11 points as Memphis shot 39.4 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Players to Watch: Jaren Jackson, Jr (15.1 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.4 APG), Jonas Valanciunas (13.6 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 1.9 APG), Jae Crowder (10.9 PPG and 5.9 RPG)
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves scored a big win 113-101 win over the San Antonio Spurs to record their first back-to-back victory since dropping two straight games. Andrew Wiggins poured in 26 points, while his co-star Karl-Anthony Towns delivered 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists. Keita Bates-Diop continued his excellent play off the bench, tallying 16 points and four rebounds.
Players to Watch: Karl-Anthony Towns (26.2 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 4.1 APG), Andrew Wiggins (25.3 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.3 APG), Jeff Teague (12.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 7.6 APG)
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/01/2019 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring is upgraded to “?” Sunday vs Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks
Ja Morant’s back injury is going to be a big blow for the Grizzlies and the NBA betting punters rooting for this ball club. The rookie is averaging 18.6 points and 6.4 assists before being listed week-to-week due to back spasms.
Moneyline: The Grizzlies are surprisingly 2-1 against the Timberwolves in the last three games. Unfortunately for the road team, any hope of repeating their 137-121 victory over the Wolves last Nov. 6 dashed away following the injury to Morant.
ATS: The Wolves should be the popular pick to cover the 9-point spread. Without Morant and possibly Brandon Clarke, the Grizzlies won’t have enough firepower to prevent a 10+ point blowout at the hands of the Wolves.
TOTALs: The total opened at 233 points. Minnesota is the 7th best offensive team in the NBA at 114.06 PPG. The Grizzlies aren’t lagging much at 108.94 PPG. While the Grizzlies should easily score more than 110 points in this game, I doubt the Grizzlies can ever exceed the 100-point mark without their No.1 playmaker. I pick UNDER.
Score Prediction: 114-103 Wolves