The Memphis Grizzlies face Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA League on Saturday at the FedEx Forum, with Grizzlies hoping to bounce back after losing a thriller against Magic and Timberwolves aiming to snap their five-game losing streak in the league.
The Grizzlies made a confident start over Magic through the first-half and were nearly unstoppable till the third quarter, taking a lead of 14 points. Then, the club faltered and couldn’t maintain their momentum in the fourth quarter, sending the game to tie at 110-110, and force overtime. Grizzlies trailed 121-118 in the overtime, but Tyler Dorsey got a chance to tie the game, but missed two out of three free throws. Finally, Evan Fournier hit two free throws to seal the victory for Magic.
Grizzlies sits thirteenth in the Western Conference and has already been eliminated from the playoff contention. The club has played decent basketball in the last few weeks, winning three out of the last six games. The Memphis has averaged 102.9 points per game on shooting and allowed 104.9 points per game.
Timberwolves, on the other hand, has played exceptionally well against Hornets in their last contest, trailed by just three points till the third quarter. The Hornets scored seven straight points early in the fourth quarter to build a 110-100 advantage and then, the club was able to hold Timberwolves at bay for the majority of the game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Preview and Betting Tips
The Minnesota Timberwolves are in terrible form this season, suffered their fifth straight loss and lost ninth consecutive road game in the tournament. They remain tenth in the Western Conference standings with a 32-40 record, just three games behind Miami with the tiebreaker over the Heat. The Timberwolves have averaged 112.4 points on scoring and allowed 113.6 points per game.
Both the teams have been in a burgeoning form, and therefore it’s difficult to predict the outcome of this game. We expect a very tight game here so the best bet will be total points in the match.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Preview and Betting Tips: Total Points- Over 211 @ 1.72 at 888 Sports