The Memphis Grizzlies have been a bit of a boom-or-bust team to start the season, but are off to a 5-4 start heading into Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-5). Minnesota has been playing without D’Angelo Russell for the past few games due to an ankle injury, but he could make his return to the lineup in the game. The Timberwolves could use the boost in scoring, after losing two of their last three games by 18 and 20 points, respectively.
Memphis is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 217. Before entering any Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves spread: Grizzlies -5.5
- Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves over-under: 217 points
What you need to know about the Grizzlies
Memphis lost 115-87 to the Washington Wizards last Friday. The Grizzlies were down 91-68 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Ja Morant has continued as the team’s top scoring option this season, and has averaged 25.2 points per game so far in 2021. Jaren Jackson Jr. has done well after missing most of last year with a torn meniscus, and he’s averaged 13.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in his return to action.
The Grizzlies have been particularly good at defending shots from distance this season, and in their last three games, they have held opponents to just 30 percent from beyond the arc. Where the Grizzlies have been weak is down low. Memphis has allowed 55.3 points per game in the paint and Washington scored 66 in the lane on Friday.
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
The Timberwolves struggled in their most recent loss, a 104-84 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers. Center Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points in the losing effort, and shooting guard Malik Beasley added 18 points. Beasley’s uptick in offensive production is notable, as he’s now scored at least 11 points in four consecutive games after scoring no more than six points in the three prior.
The Timberwolves have had the sixth-lowest field goal percentage in the league to start 2021 at 49.2, and that mark has been an even lower 47.4 percent in their last three outings. Shooting guard Anthony Edwards had an off-night shooting against the Clippers, but continues to be a reliable scorer in his second NBA season. When the Timberwolves played the Clips on November 3, Edwards scored 28 points on an 11-for-21 shooting night, and he added six assists and three steals.
How to make Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks
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