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(o-0) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 26
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Grizzlies -145, Timberwolves +125
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -2.5
NBA Betting Total: Off
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This if the first game of the season for teams looking to answer a lot of questions.
For Minnesota, they have a new coach but are they really ready to win now?
Memphis has historically been a tough out but have they done enough to be more of a factor in the West? Or have they just overpaid Mike Conley Jr.
There is no doubting the T-Wolves have talent. Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns have as bright of futures as anybody in the league.
Starting with Wiggins, he had a great second year in the league. His scoring inched up over 20ppg but he did see minor drops in other areas. He is not enough of a gunner to not contribute all around the court and I expect he will this season.
Towns was fantastic averaging 18 and 10 while showing a great versatility to his game. Other than being a primary ball handler there is nothing he can’t do.
I like those two guys a lot but I am not sold on what is surrounding them. I am not a big fan of Zach LaVine who is freakishly athletic but seems to rarely make the right play.
Ricky Rubio can get guys organized but is way too pass first. I guess that is to be expected because he really is not a very good shooter.
This is the first chance we will get to see how this group performs with Tibs as coach. He is either perfectly right or wrong for a group like this.
The outlook for Memphis is mixed this season. They gave Conley a huge whack of dough but really what else could they do to stay competitive. He was a big system beneficiary, nothing more.
Bringing him back means the Grizzlies are probably going to play like they have the last few season, featuring Marc Gasol and new PF JaMychal Green.
Also in the mix is versatile Chandler Parsons, who they are desperately hoping gives the team a different dynamic. They need it.
For as long as they are giving significant minutes to Tony Allen this team is going to have to have a significance defensive focus. He is likely to lock into Wiggins.
This group is trying to get younger but their core players are experienced. That could be good in a situation like this where they are taking on an opponent looking to play different in their first game that matters.
Memphis is not a great team but they are savvy and experienced. They have a new coach but David Fizdale is still somewhat unknown even though he was on the bench in Miami the last eight years.
We might see some changes from the Grizzlies but I am not sure they will be super evident in a one game sample.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in Timberwolves last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 Wednesday games.
- Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.
- Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
The numbers say these teams are pretty close, making the location the only think separating them in terms of the number. I like the young Wolves to look sharp in this one and to get the upset.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Minnesota +2.5
I am really not liking what I see of Memphis. I am missing how this group is going to score regularly and their defense might not be enough.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 105 – Memphis 98
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