The Memphis Grizzlies have been perfect since Christmas, winning all 10 of their games following a loss at Golden State on Dec. 23. They avenged that setback in their outing on Tuesday, defeating the Warriors 116-108 at home. The Grizzlies (29-14) again will be seeking revenge when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-21) on Thursday. Memphis defeated the Timberwolves in overtime at home in their first meeting of the season on Nov. 8 but was trounced 138-95 at Minnesota 12 days later.
Tip-off at the FedExForum is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Memphis is a four-point favorite in the latest Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 231. Before making any Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves spread: Memphis -4
- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves over-under: 231 points
- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves money line: Memphis -170, Minnesota +145
- MEM: The Grizzlies are 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight-up win
- MIN: The Timberwolves are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine contests as underdogs
Why the Grizzlies can cover
Ja Morant was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the second straight time on Monday and began to make his case for a hat trick the following night. The 22-year-old point guard scored the final five points in Memphis' 116-108 triumph over Golden State to finish with a game-high 29 while adding eight assists and five rebounds. Morant has been held under 21 points only twice in his last 10 outings and has dished out at least six assists in six consecutive contests.
The Grizzlies, who have won 20 of their last 24 games, have been great on the glass this season. They lead the NBA in both total rebounds (48.3) and offensive boards (13.4), as well as second-chance points (20.7). Memphis also is first in blocks (6.3) with Jaren Jackson Jr., who has posted back-to-back double-doubles, leading the way with an average of two per contest.
Why the Timberwolves can cover
Minnesota dominated its last meeting with the Grizzlies, a 138-95 home victory on Nov. 20 in which it led by as many as 45 points. A total of 14 players landed on the scoresheet in that contest as D'Angelo Russell led the way with 28 points. The 25-year-old point guard also had a strong performance in the Timberwolves' overtime loss at Memphis 12 days earlier, sinking six 3-pointers en route to a team-high 30 points.
Russell posted his third straight double-double and seventh of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans with 18 points and 10 assists. Anthony Edwards scored a team-high 28 points in the setback while Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 26 along with eight rebounds and five assists. The 26-year-old Towns, who notched a season-high 40 points at Houston two days earlier, leads the Timberwolves in scoring (24.6 points) and boards (9.3).
How to make Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks
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