Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Fedexforum)

MEM -3.0 . Total 234.5

The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the road for a matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Timberwolves are (14-21), coming off a 118-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Grizzlies are (15-22), after upending the Phoenix Suns, 121-114.

In the Timberwolves win over the Cavaliers, Minnesota was led on offense by Gorgui Dieng.  Dieng converted on 8 of 10 field goals, making 2 foul shots, totaling 22 points and 13 rebounds.  The Timberwolves shot 49% from the floor and 37% from deep.  Minnesota out rebounded Cleveland, 50 to 49.  The Timberwolves were able to knock off Cleveland, thanks to knocking down 14 3-pointers.

In the Grizzlies win over the Suns, Memphis was guided throughout the game by Jonas Valanciunas.  Valanciunas connected on 12 of 16 attempts from the floor, hitting 3 foul shots, collecting 30 points and 8 rebounds.  The Grizzlies shot 54% from the floor and 43% from distance.  Memphis had 31 assists to 17 turnovers in the win.  The Grizzlies trailed 31-27 at the end of the 1st.  The Grizzlies led by as many as 21 points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.

Timberwolves are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games.

The under is 8-2 in Timberwolves last 10 games.

Grizzlies are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games.

Grizzlies are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Western Conference.

The over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 games.

The Timberwolves have won 2 in a row and 3 of their last 4.  The Grizzlies have also won 2 in a row and 3 of 4.  The Grizzlies have won 7 of the last 10 matchups against the Timberwolves.  The Grizzlies have struggled at home, having gone 7-12 thus far.  The Timberwolves are 11-7-1 ATS on the road.  I'll side with Minnesota in this one.  Final score prediction, Timberwolves will outright win, 114-111.  


The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.