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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies
Date & Time Saturday March 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSSE, FSN+
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in NBA action at the FedEx Forum.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.6 points and 12.4 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.6 points and 2.4 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost each of their last nine road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 102.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.9 points and 6.5 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.1 points and 8.5 rebounds. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won each of their last four home games.

The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Memphis and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 overall.

I know the Memphis Grizzlies are on the end of a back to back that included overtime, but they play their best ball at home this season where they have a positive point differential and are 20-16 ATS. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-23 ATS on the road this season and are losing by an average of 15.6 points while getting blasted defensively during their five-game losing streak. The Timberwolves already weren't a good basketball team completely healthy, and now they've shutdown multiple core players and have thrown in the towel on the season. I'm supposed to lay chalk with this club? No, thanks. I'll take my free bucket with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Pick:
Memphis Grizzlies +2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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