Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Prediction
The Timberwolves pulled off the upset in Game 1 of their NBA Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals matchup with the Grizzlies on Saturday but will Memphis tie the series when the two teams play Game 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday? Better yet, will they cover?
551 Minnesota Timberwolves (+7) at 552 Memphis Grizzlies (-7); o/u 241
8:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
TV: NBA TV
Minnesota Timberwolves DFS Notes
In 42 minutes, Karl-Anthony Towns shot an efficient 11-of-18 from the field (5-of-5 FTs) for 29 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one block, and three turnovers in Saturday's win over the Grizzlies. The Timberwolves haven't won a playoff series since 2004, but tonight was a good start as they took down the Grizzlies in game one 130-117. This was a big bounce-back game for KAT, as he struggled in Tuesday's play-in game, where he also fouled out. For the T-Wolves to advance in the playoffs, Towns will have to put up lines like this to defeat a tough young Memphis team.
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
In 35 minutes, Ja Morant scored 32 points on 8-of-18 shooting (16-of-20 FTs), four rebounds, eight assists, one steal, and three turnovers in Saturday's loss to the Timberwolves. Morant was very aggressive from the opening tip, and as a result, he shot 20 free throws, but it wasn't enough. The Timberwolves did a great job of crowding Morant and making him take tough shots. For the Grizzlies to win this series, they will need to make outside shots and get more from Jaren Jackson Jr., who struggled to get things going as he shot 4-of-13 from the field for 12 points. Memphis can bounce back in game two Tuesday night at home.
Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Game 2 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
Despite covering in Game 1, the T-Wolves are still just 5-15 against the spread in their last 20 games versus the Grizzlies overall and are 9-24 against the number in their last 33 games in Memphis. Minnesota is also 1-4 against the spread in its last five road games, is 1-5 against the number in its last six games coming off a win and is 0-4 ATS in its last four games after scoring more than 125 points in its previous game. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 17-5 against the spread in their last 22 home games, are 10-2 against the number in their last 12 home games versus a team with a losing road record and are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games coming off an ATS loss.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -7