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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01/07/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01-07-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: January 7, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: FSSE
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies 01/07/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +3 (-108) 234.5 o (-110) +125

Memphis Grizzlies
-3 (-108) 234.5 u (-110) -145
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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

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 10 games.
Minnesota are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games.
Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Memphis.
Minnesota are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Memphis.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games on the road.
Minnesota are 3-16 SU in their last 19 games when playing on the road against Memphis.
Minnesota are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Minnesota are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games.
Memphis are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis’ last 9 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis’ last 5 games at home.
Memphis are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Memphis’ last 13 games this season.
Memphis are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Grizzlies are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Memphis are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in January.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Tuesday vs Memphis
Jake Layman SF Toe is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies

Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Memphis Grizzlies
15-18 Against the Spread 18-18
18-17 Straight Up 20-17
111 Points per Game 112
114 Points Allowed per Game 116
43.18 Offensive FG% 46.76
76.02 Offensive FT% 78.27
32.17 Offensive 3PT% 36.17
45.54 Defensive FG% 46.48
78.56 Defensive FT% 78.95
35.81 Defensive 3PT% 36.61

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