Grizzlies vs. T-Wolves Game 3 Prediction
With the series all tied and now shifting to Minnesota, will the Timberwolves cover as a 1.5-point home dog against the Grizzlies on Thursday night or is Memphis the better play in this NBA Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals matchup?
569 Memphis Grizzlies (-1.5) at 570 Minnesota Timberwolves (+1.5); o/u 236.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 21, 2022
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Ja Morant (hip) played 30 minutes in Tuesday's 124-96 win over the Timberwolves, scoring 23 points (9-of-16 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), nine rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal, and two 3-pointers. Morant was on the wrong end of a Karl-Anthony Towns screen during the third quarter that more than a few observers believed to be illegal, but no call was made. The All-Star point guard would be taken back to the locker room to undergo further evaluation, but he was able to return to action. Ultimately, Morant fell one rebound shy of what would have been the first triple-double of his postseason career, but his being healthy is the bigger "win." He should be good to go for Thursday's Game 3 in Minneapolis, as the Grizzlies look to take a 2-1 series lead.
Minnesota Timberwolves DFS Notes
Taurean Prince (right knee inflammation) told reporters on Tuesday "I'm not questionable. I'm playing." ahead of Game 2 against the Grizzlies. Prince played 12 minutes off the bench in Game 1, providing five points, two boards, and a turnover. He'll play a key role off the bench for the Wolves in Game 2, but he won't provide much statistically unless he gets hot from deep. He's shown he can do that this season, though he hasn't done it in any of their matchups with Memphis this season.
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 3 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Grizzlies are 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 games versus the Timberwolves and are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games in Minnesota. They’re also 20-6 at the betting window in their last 26 games playing on one day of rest, are 25-10 against the spread in their last 35 games as a favorite and are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. On the other side, the T-Wolves are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -1.5