Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Game 3 NBA Playoffs Odds and Preview – April 21st, 2022

Utah Jazz plays host to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3. The Mavs tied the series 1-1 in Game 2 despite not having Luka Doncic on the floor. It was a crucial win for the side as they head out to play the next game in front of a loud Vivint Arena crowd.

Nitrobetting is more than ready for the postseason. Find a full preview of the Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies game below. We present you with game details, team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which help you lock in on the best picks.

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Game 3 Information

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Why Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Timberwolves have a healthy squad leading up to the game. This means Chris Finch can get the best out of his starters and bench players. Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards are likely to take over the scoring needs of the Timberwolves, while D’Angelo Russell provides additional offensive support.

As a team, the Timberwolves are the leading scorers in the league at 115.8 points per game. This is impressive considering they lag behind in shooting percentage. The team averages 45.7% shooting (23rd), featuring a 54.0% two-point (15th) and 35.8% three-point (12th) shooting percentage. Furthermore, the Wolves are great on the break and average 15.0 fastbreak points (fourth) per game.

Minnesota starts to show its defensive capabilities in the playoffs. Overall, they average 113.4 points (24th) per game and hold opponents to 46.0% shooting (16th). They have a decent three-point shooting defense that could play well against a team that likes to take long-range shots. The Wolves keep teams to 35.0% three-point shooting (12th). Meanwhile, they fall behind in defending short and mid-range attempts with a 54.2% opponent two-point percentage (22nd).

Why Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies?

Memphis started the playoffs slowly after dropping the ball against Minnesota. It was a surprising defeat compared to the regular-season records of both sides. Mercifully, the Grizzlies bounced back with a win in Game 2. This brings back some much-needed momentum before they hit the road for Game 3.

The top-two scoring teams are pitted against each other. Memphis records an average of 115.7 points (second) per game on 46.2% shooting (18th). They trail the Timberwolves in two-point shooting and average 52.0% from the two-point range (23rd). The team ranks 18th in three-point percentage at 35.1%. Although their shooting numbers drop back against the Timberwolves, they have an arsenal of shooters that can light a spark on the offensive end.

The Grizzlies have the upper hand on defensive stats. They hold opponents to 110.0 points (12th) per game. Memphis also highlights solid shooting defense. The team limits competitors to 45.5% shooting (tenth). They fare well against shots from inside and outside the arc. The Grizzlies keep their opponent’s two-point percentage to 52.3% (eighth) and the three-point percentage to 34.9% (11th).

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

  • The Timberwolves are 3-2 in the last five games at Target Center (2-3 ATS).
  • The Timberwolves are 2-3 in the last five home games against the Grizzlies (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Timberwolves’ last five home games against the Grizzlies.
  • The Grizzlies are 2-3 in the last five road games (1-4 ATS).
  • The Grizzlies are 7-3 in the last ten games against the Timberwolves (7-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of the Grizzlies’ last five games against the Timberwolves.

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Expert Betting Prediction

The Memphis Grizzlies showed their true potential in Game 2. They are the better team on paper, but the Timberwolves are more than capable of increasing the pressure. With a road win in the bag, we are likely to see this momentum translate well at the Target Center. Minnesota can draw inspiration from their great crowd considering they hardly host huge clashes. Covering the spread shouldn’t be much of a task for the side seeing how they can hang onto the Grizzlies. However, a win demands everything from the core squad and the rest of the lineup. Ultimately, this series brews to become one of the most exciting matchups of the first round.

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