Minnesota Timberwolves (12-36) at Memphis Grizzlies (22-23)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -7.5 -- Over/Under: 232 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 48 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.9 points and 4.4 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20 points and 2.4 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after splitting their last six games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 19.5 points and 7.5 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 16.1 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Grizzlies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The Timberwolves are 8-21 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Memphis and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to provide very little betting value, as they're losing their last five games by an average of eight points while shooting 40.7 percent from the field. The Timberwolves lose on the road by an average of 7.8 points. The Memphis Grizzlies aren't the most consistent team in the world, but they are 15-10 against the spread at home and are 14-7 against the spread as a favorite. Thick line, but backing the Timberwolves isn't an option right now.