Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday in NBA preseason action at the Target Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for another win after beating the Timberwolves on Saturday. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 107 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 20 points and 11 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 13 points and nine rebounds. Desmond Bane is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing six rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a bounce back performance after losing their preseason opener to the Grizzlies. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 105 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Jaylen Nowell is averaging 22 points and one rebound while D’Angelo Russell is averaging 14 points and three assists. Karl-Anthony Towns is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing five rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Timberwolves are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The first meeting between these two teams came down to the wire, and that was with the Timberwolves shooting under 40 percent from the field. At home, you should expect a better offensive performance from Minnesota. While the Memphis Grizzlies showed serious potential a year ago, I'm not sure the Timberwolves are the better team right now entering this season. I like the Timberwolves to get revenge and win this preseason contest.