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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction,
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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#701 Memphis
Grizzlies 212
#702 Minnesota
Timberwolves -5.5

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:35pm

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Game Stats

Memphis Grizzlies

9 - 5

35-44
ATS
38-43
O/U
99
PPG
105
OPPG

Minnesota Timberwolves

7 - 9

40-44
ATS
48-38
O/U
109
PPG
107
OPPG

The Minnesota Timberwolves are hoping to get back on track at home against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Grizzlies hoping defense can continue to lead charge

Following a disastrous season, the Grizzlies have been off to an encouraging start this campaign that has pushed them to hold of the top records in the Western Conference. This has unsurprisingly been behind their play collectively defensively ranking first in the NBA giving up a league-best 101.8 points per contest. This has played a major part of the team pushing forward over the last several games that have seen them grab wins in four out of the last five contests. This includes topping the likes of the Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, and Philadelphia 76ers. Their play defensively has been their identity this season, which has been their reason why the team has continued to take strides forward.

This solid start has seen rookie forward Jaren Jackson Jr. play a major role as he is averaging 12.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest in 14 games played this season. Jackson Jr. is coming off the best performance of his brief career with 27 points in the 112-104 win over the Sacramento Kings. Veteran point guard Mike Conley has been the leading factor offensively averaging 19.1 points, which has seen him topple more than 20 points three times over the last four contests. If the Grizzlies hope to push the Timberwolves to their second home loss of the season, it will have come behind their defense stepping up to show they have been the top unit in the league.

Timberwolves picking up post Jimmy Butler

It has been a topsy-turvy start to the season for the Timberwolves over the first month of the season. Much of which has been due to the situation involving Jimmy Butler hoving over ahead the franchise. This had seen the team struggle to play with any consistency, which has picked up recently with the team winning their last three straight games played. It has seen them put together a balanced offensive effort over their win streak notching more than 105 points in each contest that has pushed them to a 7-1 mark on the year with all of those games being played at the Target Center with a pair seeing them posting north of 110 points per game.

Point guard Derrick Rose has had a resurgent season having been a huge offensive factor for the Timberwolves averaging 19.0 points on 46.2 percent shooting from the field and 47.1 percent from beyond the arc and 4.9 assists in 14 games played with five starts. Rose has scored 20 or more points six times including posting a career-high 50 points against the Utah Jazz. He has also picked it up in the last five games posting four straight 20-point performances prior to Friday’s 112-96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the way averaging a team-best 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds on 47.7 percent shooting from the floor and 43.2 percent from distance along with 2.0 blocks per game. Towns has been a huge source of reliability offensively with eight double-doubles and eight 20-point outings. These two should continue to be major offensive factors to push them past the Grizzlies.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Although the Grizzlies have been moving in the right direction over the last few games but the Timberwolves have had a potent offensive attack over the past week. It should see them continue to trend forward against Memphis at home. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings between both teams.

Prediction: Minnesota -4.5

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These two teams have been trending upward direction offensively over the last several games. The over is 6-0 in Grizzlies last six games against a team with a losing straight up record. Meanwhile, the over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last six games against an NBA Southwest opponent.

Prediction: Over 211

Drew Donald

Drew Donald has been a lifelong sports fan that has been quite passionate about football, basketball, and baseball. He has spent much of every day keeping up with the latest trends and games across each sport in the country. Drew Donald has expertise in covering and analysis each sport behind his five years of experience as a sports writer for various websites.

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