Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-10) at Memphis Grizzlies (7-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +2 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies meet Monday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.5 points and 11.6 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.2 points and two assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.6 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are still looking or their first victory since November 7. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.9 points and nine rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 17.9 points and 3.9 assists. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Chandler Parsons is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have not won a home game since October 28.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Grizzlies are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Memphis, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
I know the Minnesota Timberwolves are on the end of a back to back and continue to play inconsistent basketball, but we only have to lay a bucket here. The Memphis Grizzlies haven't won a game in nearly a month and haven't win a home game since the first month of the season. The Grizzlies are also still without their best player and are going through issues with their coaching staff and front office. There's no way I can take Memphis. I'll gladly take the Minnesota Timberwolves and the small line.