Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Picks, Spread and Prediction

Two of the three worse teams currently in the Western Conference are clashing today, when the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7), are hosting the Memphis Grizzlies (4-6). The hosts are coming off a home victory that ended their previous seven-game losing streak. The guests have back-to-back wins and both teams are looking to continue on the winning ways today.

Date/Time: 01-13-2021, 20:00 EDT Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 Total: +221.5

Timberwolves have a 3-7 record (5-5 ATS, 5-5 O/U) and last in the West. They won San Antonio at home, 96-88, beating the odds. They have received 123+ points in their seven previous games. Over is 5-1 in their last 6 games and are 3-1 ATS in their last 4.

Grizzlies have a 4-6 record (5-5 ATS, 3-7 O/U) and are third to last in the West. In their last game they won the Cavaliers on the road, 101-91, beating the odds. Under is 5-1 in their last six. They are allowing 98.3 ppg in that span and a total average of 198.3. They are also 3-1 ATS in their last 4.

Wolves are 2-3 at home, while Grizzlies are 3-1 on the road. Grizzlies swept the Timberwolves 3-0 wins last season, winning the only road game 107-115. Memphis is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. Under is 16-5 in their last 21 Minnesota games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. Both teams are among the eight worse offenses in the league (108.8 and 105.4) and Wolves have the fourth-worse defense. They are also bottom ten in FG% and bottom five in 3pt%. Memphis have an average total of 213.4 this season and Minnesota 227.6.

Over/Under is at +221.5 and I’m going to pick under today. Minnesota’s extremely weak defense will be countered by an equally weak Memphis offense, so expect a low-scoring game today.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Under +221.5 (-109)

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