Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Pick
What's the best play on the board tonight for bettors in Memphis, where the Grizzlies will host the Timberwolves at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Grizzlies are 2-point home favorites versus the visiting Timberwolves while the over/under currently sits at 199.5. While the side has remained Memphis -2 since the number hit the board, the total has been bet up a full point since it opened at 198.5.
Dating back to last season, the Timberwolves are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games and have covered in four of their last five overall. They also finished last season on a 4-1 ATS roll against Western Conference opponents and are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games when playing on three or more days of rest.
On the other side, the Grizzlies slumped down the stretch. They failed to cover in five of their last six games overall, went 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against Western Conference foes, and were winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. That said, they did finish 4-1 at the betting window in their final five home games.
OUR PREDICTION: Tom Thibodeau takes over as Minnesota's new head coach and he'll have a hand in transforming the Timberwolves in one of the league's best defensive teams, just as he did with the Bulls during his tenure in Chicago. This preseason, the T-Wolves went 'under' in six of their seven games. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies ranked in the bottom 10 last season offensively but were top-10 on defense. The under is 3-1-1 in the Grizzlies' last five home games, is 5-2 in their last seven games overall, and is 5-2 in their last seven games versus Western Conference opponents.
WEDNESDAY NBA FREE PICK: TIMBERWOLVES/GRIZZLIES UNDER 199.5