Grizzlies vs. T-Wolves Prediction
Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals between the Grizzlies and Timberwolves will tip-off at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. With the Grizzlies laying 1.5 points as a road favorite and the total sitting at 229 points, what’s the best bet when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
571 Memphis Grizzlies (-1.5) at 572 Minnesota Timberwolves (+1.5); o/u 229
9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 29, 2022
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Ja Morant hit 9-of-22 shots, a 3-pointer and 11-of-17 free throws for 30 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and three steals to lead the Grizzlies in a comeback 111-109 win over Minnesota in Game 5 In Memphis on Tuesday. Oh my. For starters, Ja missed a triple-double by just one assist. He also had one of the best in-game dunks in the history of the NBA, let alone the playoffs, and hit a monster 3-pointer with 1:03 left to give his team their first lead in the game. The Grizzlies outscored the Wolves 37-24 in the fourth quarter to take the game (sparked by Morant's dunk) and Ja hit six straight free throws in the clutch to help secure the win. He also hit the game-winning layup after Anthony Edwards tied the game with an incredible 3-pointer. AntMan then overplayed Ja on the ensuing inbounds play with 3.7 seconds remaining, allowing Morant to get to the rack for the game-winning layup with just 1.0 seconds left. The Grizzlies are the first team to be down double digits heading into the fourth quarter in two games and come back and win and are now up 3-2 with Game 6 in Minnesota on Friday night. As Morant 'said' after the game, "call me."
Minnesota Timberwolves DFS Notes
Anthony Edwards shot 8-of-20 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line in Tuesday's 111-109 loss to the Grizzlies, tallying 22 points, one rebound, and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes. Edwards hit the second-biggest shot of Game 5, as his corner three with 3.7 seconds remaining tied the score at 109. But he made the mistake of gambling for a steal on Memphis' ensuing possession, which led to Ja Morant converting the game-winning layup. Edwards' field goal percentage is not as concerning as his muted impact in other categories, as he failed to record a single assist, steal, or blocked shot. Minnesota can ill-afford to have Edwards produce at this level when the series moves back to Minneapolis for Game 6 Friday night.
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 6 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Grizzlies are 17-7 against the spread in their last 24 games versus the Timberwolves and have covered in six of their last eight games in Minnesota. They’re also 26-12 against the spread in their last 38 games as a favorite, are 13-6 against the number in their last 19 games as a road favorite and are 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. On the other side, the Timberwolves are just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -1.5