On Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-5) are playing the Memphis Grizzlies (5-4) at FedExForum. Thus far, the Timberwolves are 2-6 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Grizzlies are 6-3 against the spread. BetUS odds are featured below.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies odds, predictions, picks and game preview
Start time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: FedExForum; Memphis, Tennessee
TV channels: Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, NBA League Pass
Radio broadcast: WMFS, WCCO
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Grizzlies have a 58.9% probability of winning
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies news
According to Land of Basketball’s database, based on 97 regular season games played all-time between these two teams, the Timberwolves are 49-48 versus the Grizzlies. However, in the past three head-to-head meetings, Memphis is 3-0 against Minnesota. On May 5, 2021, the last time these teams faced off, the Grizzlies won 139-135 on the road. Heading into Monday night’s Western Conference matchup, Memphis is also 8-2 against Minnesota in the previous 10 head-to-head contests.
Switching gears, on Sunday, the Grizzlies assigned Jarrett Culver, Sam Merrill and Santi Aldama to the Memphis Hustle, the team’s NBA G League affiliate. Also, the organization transferred Killian tillie and Yves Pons to the Hustle. As stated below, all five players ended up returning to the Grizzlies after the Hustle defeated the Mexico City Capitanes 110-106.
All five players will return to the Grizzlies today following the game.
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 7, 2021
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies betting odds and lines
Point spread: Grizzlies -6 (-110)
Best moneyline: Timberwolves +215, Grizzlies -255
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies injury report
Timberwolves: PG D’Angelo Russell (questionable)
Grizzlies: SF Dillon Brooks (out indefinitely) | SF Ziaire Williams (questionable)
Minnesota @Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tomorrow’s game at Memphis:
D’Angelo Russell – Right Ankle Sprain
Leandro Bolmaro – G League Assignment
McKinley Wright IV – G League Two-Way
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) November 7, 2021
Ziaire Williams – RT Wrist Soreness
Dillon Brooks – LT Hand Fracture Recovery
Killian Tillie – Back Soreness
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 7, 2021
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies preview
Furthermore, on Friday, in the Timberwolves’ 104-84 home loss versus the Clippers, center Karl-Anthony Towns scored a team-high 20 points in 32 minutes of action. Malik Beasley contributed 18 points, 1.0 rebound and 1.0 assist in 36 minutes played as well. On top of losing the rebounding battle 62 to 42, the Timberwolves were outscored 44 to 22 in the paint.
This was a disappointing performance offensively and defensively. Minnesota shot 31-for-89 (34.8%) from the field and 17-for-52 (32.7%) from three-point range. Plus, they were outscored 57 to 27 in the second half. They are now on a four-game losing streak, and the team is 1-0 on the road. They seem to perform better on the road than they do at home.
Meanwhile, in the Grizzlies’ 115-87 road loss against the Wizards, forward Jaren Jackson Jr. led his team in point and rebounds, ending his performance with 13 points and 9.0 rebounds in 25 minutes spent on the court. Guard Ja Morant closed out his fighting effort with 11 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 29 minutes played. Not to mention, the Wizards outscored the Grizzlies 24 to 19 in the fourth quarter.
Memphis shot 34-for-96 (35.4%) from the floor and 6-for-31 (19.4%) from behind the arc. Similar to the Timberwolves, in their 28-point defeat, the Grizzlies were also out-rebounded 53 to 39 and outscored 66 to 48 in the paint. They are now 2-3 away in the 2021-22 NBA regular season.
Projected starting lineup:
Timberwolves: PG Patrick Beverley | SG Anthony Edwards | SF Jaden McDaniels | PF Taurean Prince | C Karl-Anthony Towns
Grizzlies: PG Ja Morant | SG De’Anthony Melton | SF Desmond Bane | PF Jaren Jackson Jr. | C Steven Adams
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies prediction
Moreover, the total for tonight’s intraconference matchup is set at 216.5. Referencing the spread consensus, 53% of bettors are expecting the Timberwolves to cover the spread. Likewise, regarding the total consensus, 56% of gamblers are anticipating the total will go under 216.5. As of yet, Minnesota is 2-3 as a selected favorite, 1-2 as an underdog and 1-0 ATS away, while Memphis is 2-1 as a favorite, 3-3 as an underdog and 3-1 ATS at home.
For notable betting trends, the Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last seven performances. They are also 1-5 straight up in their past six games, too. The total has gone under in seven of the team’s previous eight games. In addition to the total going under in five of Minnesota’s last six away contests, the team is 0-5 ATS in their past five games played versus Western Conference opponents.
On the other side, the Grizzlies are 6-3 ATS in their past nine contests. And, the total has gone under in five of their last six performances. Also, they are 8-3 SU in their previous 11 games. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone under in four of the team’s past five games played in the month of November. Lastly, the total has gone under in four of their last five contests this season. Therefore, contemplate picking the Grizzlies to win and cover the spread.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies betting pick
Pick the Grizzlies to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go under 216.5. Memphis is a six-point favorite with BetUS.
Source: Basketball Insider