Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Prediction
The Grizzlies have taken a 2-1 series lead in their best-of-seven series against the Timberwolves, with Game 4 set for Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. Will Memphis cover tonight as a 3-point road favorite or is there a better bet on the board?
517 Memphis Grizzlies (-3) at 518 Minnesota Timberwolves (+3); o/u 232.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 23, 2022
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Ja Morant triple-doubled in Thursday’s comeback Game 3 win over the Timberwolves with 16 points (5-of-18 FG, 5-of-10 FT), 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, three blocks and seven turnovers in 41 minutes. Minnesota did an excellent job of taking Morant out of this game, constantly trapping him and forcing the ball out of his hands, which had him rushing things whenever he did have a semi-clean look at the hoop. Memphis’ other star, Jaren Jackson Jr., took himself out of the game by racking up five fouls in his first 16 minutes and he finished with six points, seven rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 21 minutes. Still, Memphis was able to grind out the win, and they’ve now taken back home court advantage in this First Round series.
Minnesota Timberwolves DFS Notes
Karl-Anthony Towns was held to just eight points on 3-of-4 shooting (2-of-2 FT) in Thursday’s Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies, adding five rebounds, one assist, five blocks and four turnovers in 33 minutes. KAT was overly passive in this game, attempting a total of just four shots, and that cannot happen if the Timberwolves hope to have any chance of pulling off an upset in this series. The Timberwolves blew a 16-point lead during the fourth quarter, and Towns was pretty much invisible down the stretch. At least he showed up on the defensive end, as he set a new playoff career-high with the swats, but Minnesota will need a more well-rounded effort from their franchise pillar in Game 4 if they want to even up this series.
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 3 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Grizzlies are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games versus the Timberwolves and are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games in Minnesota. They’re also 21-6 at the window in their last 27 games playing on one day of rest, are 26-10 against the spread in their last 36 games as a favorite and are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six playoff games as a favorite. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are just 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games and are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -3