Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Prediction

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Game 1, 4/16/22 NBA Playoffs Betting Predictions

After advancing to the Conference Quarterfinals through the Play-In round, the Timberwolves will open a new series on Saturday against the Grizzlies in Memphis at 3:30 p.m. ET. Is 6.5 too much to lay with the host Grizzlies?

Game Snapshot

519 Minnesota Timberwolves (+6.5) at 520 Memphis Grizzlies (-6.5); o/u 236.5

3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 16, 2022

Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN

TV: ESPN

Minnesota Timberwolves DFS Notes

Taurean Prince (right knee inflammation) is officially listed as questionable to play in Saturday’s Game 1 against the Grizzlies. We flipped Prince to questionable upon hearing that he practiced on Thursday, but this is confirmation right from the Timberwolves PR account. All signs are pointing to him suiting up tomorrow, but if he ultimately doesn’t, Jaden McDaniels should see more minutes.

Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes

Killian Tillie (lower back procedure recovery) will not play in Game 1 against the Timberwolves on Saturday. It sounds like he had some sort of procedure but that’s all we really know. This doesn’t affect anything in real life or fantasy land.

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction

The Timberwolves are just 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 games against the Grizzlies and are just 8-24 against the number in their last 32 games in Memphis. They’re also winless against the spread in their last four games overall, are just 1-4 against the number in their last five road games and are 4-9 at the betting window in their last 13 games as an underdog. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 17-4 against the spread in their last 21 home games and are 7-2-1 against the number in their last 10 playoff games as a favorite.

NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -6.5

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