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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/19/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota -3.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Target Center to face the Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA basketball action on Wednesday.

The Memphis Grizzlies are no different from any other team in that they are anxious to get the NBA basketball season started. The Grizzlies had their shots falling Saturday in a double overtime 134-125 victory at Houston that was close throughout before the Rockets finally ran out of gas. Both squads sank shots in the 42% range but the Grizzlies 17-7 advantage on threes was the difference. Troy Williams led the Memphis offense with 23 points with JaMychal Green right on his heels with 21 points and eight boards while Mike Conley produced 19 points and seven assists. Andrew Harrison added 14 points and DJ Stephens 13 with Vince Hunter and Marc Gasol combining for 22 points.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/19/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Timberwolves will be taking the hardwood Wednesday as the NBA basketball preseason begins to wind down. The young Timberwolves look to regain some confidence after taking one on the chin in a 112-94 defeat at Oklahoma City on Sunday as a 6.5 point underdog. The Thunder took an early lead and pulled away in the second half as they sank half their looks while Minnesota never found the shooting touch at 40% for a difference of eleven field goals. John Lucas III was the top gun for the Timberwolves with 18 points followed by a 16 point effort from Adreian Payne while  Nemanja Bjelica and Tyrus Jones netted eleven points apiece and Cole Aldrich chipped in with ten points.

The over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 Wednesday games and the Grizzlies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games while the Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and the Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota while the Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

I think as we get closer to the regular season that the trends become more meaningful so I'm going over...

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over 201

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