Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies NBA Odds and Preview – January 13th, 2022
The Grizzlies surprised basketball fans and bettors in recent weeks with ten-straight wins. Their latest victory features a convincing win against championship contenders, the Golden State Warriors. Head coach Taylor Jenkins and his squad host the Grizzlies on Thursday night. The visitors also have some pace behind them with four wins in five games. But, the team will try to recover from a narrow loss to the Pelicans in their recent matchup. This is the last of their four-straight road games before returning home.
Get a full preview of the event’s information, including team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions.
Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Game Information
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- When: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: WCCO 830 (Timberwolves) / ESPN Radio 92.9 FM (Grizzlies)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves (+4.5) / Grizzlies (-4.5)
Why Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves?
The Timberwolves begin to show a more competent side, climbing their way to a 110-point-per-game average (11th). Although there’s work to be done on the shooting end, the Wolves have an effective field goal percentage that matches the Grizzlies. They average 51.6% from the field and are only 0.1% less than what their upcoming opponents document.
Previewing what Minnesota produces on defense, they do have solid rebounding numbers. This features a third-best offensive rebounds record at 12.6 per game. As a team, they hold opponents to 109.2 points (19th) per game on 44.9% shooting. The Wolves establish a solid defense in the paint which could play well against the highest-scoring team in the paint. The Wolves limit teams to 43.8 opponent points in the paint (eighth) per game.
Head coach Chris Finch looks forward to a healthy lineup this Thursday. We look forward to the duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards doing damage on the offensive end, while D’Angelo Russell adds another scoring option to the side.
Why Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies?
The Grizzlies are among the breakthrough teams this season. They propelled from being a mid-table team to a top-four team in a short amount of time. Their offensive prowess is on another level and could pressure the best teams right now.
Ja Morant leads his team to 112.2 points (third) per game. He holds the team-high record in scoring, which is evidence of their performance as of late. However, the team has some way to go if they want to improve their overall shooting statistics. The Grizzlies average 45.5% shooting (16th). They hit 34.6% of their three-point shots (19th) while hitting 51.6% of their looks from the shorter range (19th).
Defensively, Memphis allows 107.9 opponent points (15th) per game. They do particularly well on defense and limit teams to 45.1% shooting (15th) in 43 games. We look forward to the Grizzlies dominating the rebounding with 57.3 total boards (first) per game. The squad should get more second-chance points with a league-high 13.4 offensive rebounds per game.
Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends
- The Timberwolves are 4-1 in the last five regular-season games (3-2 ATS).
- The Timberwolves are 1-2 in the last three regular-season games against the Grizzlies (1-2 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Timberwolves’ last five regular-season road games against the Grizzlies.
- The Grizzlies are 4-1 in the last five regular-season games at the FedExForum (3-2 ATS).
- The Grizzlies are 4-1 in the last five regular-season home games against the Timberwolves (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Grizzlies’ last ten regular-season games against the Timberwolves.
Timberwolves vs. GrizzliesExpert Betting Prediction
The Timberwolves are in their best form since the start of the season. It includes several double-digit wins in the past week. However, we’ve seen the visitors go through an inconsistent run long enough to come in as the game’s underdogs. There’s still a good chance that they cover the spread, but a win requires the side to be at their very best to defeat the Grizzlies.
In contrast, we see a Grizzlies squad firing on all cylinders. The youthful squad led by Ja Morant is holding onto one of this season’s longest winning streaks. Advantage goes to the hosts with an overflowing pace propelling the team.
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