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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/31/14

Memphis Grizzlies (24-20) at Minnesota Timberwolves (23-22)

NBA Basketball: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -3 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds


The Memphis Grizzlies go for a fifth straight win tonight when they pay a visit to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Grizzlies have won nine of their last 10 games and will be looking for a fifth straight win tonight after making light work of the slumping Kings on Wednesday. Mike Conley dominated the game with 27 points and 10 assists on eight of 13 shooting, while Zach Randolph continued his hot form with 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals as the Grizzlies won by 99-89 for their fifth straight road win which elevates them to 24-20 overall and 12-7 on the road.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/31/14

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Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have won five of their last six and will be going for a third straight win tonight after cruising past the Pelicans by 88-77 on Wednesday. With the Pelicans missing the red-hot Anthony Davis who sat out with a finger dislocation, Kevin Love was able to roam free and pile on 30 points with 14 rebounds and five assists. Kevin Martin also had a nice game of 18 points to make up for the loss of Nikola Pekovic who sat out the game and is expected to miss a few more days. With the win, Minnesota improved to 23-22 overall and 13-8 at home.

In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Wolves are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a win.

Head to head, the Grizzlies are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Minnesota.

The Wolves have finally started to string some wins together but there's no way I can back them against this red-hot Memphis outfit. I'm going to stick with the Grizzlies to win and cover here, even though this will be their third road game in four nights.

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