Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01/07/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01/07/2020 – The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Memphis Grizzlies will try to extend their respective winning streak to three games as they duke it out on Tuesday at the FedEx Center. The Wolves, who are still trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, opened as just -2.5 points spread favorites across major sports betting sites.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01/07/2020
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01/07/2020 Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Timberwolves captured the third win of their last four games on Sunday, blowing out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 118-103. Shabazz Napier recorded 21 points, while Gorgui Dieng tallied 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists. Minnesota Timberwolves shot 49 percent from the field and 36 percent from the three-point line. They also limit the Cavaliers to just 47 percent FG shooting.
Players to Watch: Karl-Anthony Towns (26.5 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 4.4 APG)
Andrew Wiggins (24.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.3 APG)
Jeff Teague (14.0 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 6.3 APG)
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Grizzlies are having one of the best stretches of their rebuilding season. In Monday’s 121-114 win over the Phoenix Suns, Jonas Valanciunas exploded for 30 points with eight rebounds and four assists. Dillon Brooks chipped in with 19 points and Jaren Jackson added 15 markers.
Players to Watch: Jaren Jackson, Jr. (17.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Ja Morant (17.8 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 6.6 APG)
Dillon Brooks (14.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.1 APG)
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01/07/2020 Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Memphis are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games.
Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Tuesday vs Memphis
Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks
A 2.5-point spread only shows online bookmakers’ forecast of a tight contest in Memphis. The Timberwolves and the Grizzlies are making their push before All-Star break, so expect their third game of the season to be a lot more competitive than their previous two.
Moneyline: The Timberwolves should be a good pick to win straight up, especially if Towns returns from his injury layoff. Gorgui Dieng did a great job improving Minnesota’s defensive efficiency while Towns was out, but having an All-Star center around is no doubt a big plus for this team.
ATS: A 2.5-point handicap won’t be a problem for the Timberwolves to cover the spread. Minnesota is on a four-game ATS winning streak and 11-7-1 ATS on the road.
TOTALs: The total opened at 234 points. The Grizzlies, who boast a top-10 offense in the league, like to control the pace of the game. The total has gone over in four of the Grizz’ last four games, because of that I pick OVER.
Score Prediction: 123 – 118 Timberwolves