Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 30, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Minnesota -6.5
The Memphis Grizzlies pay a visit to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center on Wednesday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been in a serious slump as they’ve lost 15 of their last 17 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling to the Nuggets in a 95-92 home loss on Monday. Marc Gasol led the team with 28 points, nine rebounds and three assists while Mike Conley added 23 points and 11 assists, but no other player finished in double figures. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 44 percent from the field and nine of 32 from the 3-point line as they dominated the Nuggets early to lead by as many as 25 points before collapsing in the second half where they were outscored by 54-32. With the heartbreaking loss, Memphis fell to 20-31 overall and 12-14 at home.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in decent form as they’ve won seven of their last 12 games, but they will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat after falling to the Jazz in a 125-111 home loss on Sunday. Andrew Wiggins led the team with 35 points on 13 of 23 shooting, Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 points with seven assists while Jerryd Bayless chipped in with 19 points and six assists. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 48 percent from the field and 17 of 36 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Jazz until turnovers hurt them in the second half where they were outscored by 72-61. With the loss, Minnesota fell to 24-26 overall and 16-9 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games, 0-8 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 6-21 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games playing on two days rest.
Head to head, the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings and the Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
These two teams last met on Nov 18 and it was the Grizzlies who won by 100-87. A lot has changed since then as the Timberwolves went through a roster shakeup while the Grizzlies just fell off the face of the Earth. The Timberwolves haven't been at their best, but they haven't been bad compared to the Grizzlies who are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 games overall. With that being said, I'm sticking with the Timberwolves to get the win and cover against the Grizzlies who will still be in shock after their 25-point collapse on Sunday.