The Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) visit FedExForum Tuesday to take on the Memphis Grizzlies (0-1). Tip-off for Game 2 of the first-round playoff series is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Timberwolves stole Game 1 as SportsBook Wire’s Geoff Clark correctly predicted. Keeping that confidence following their 130-117 victory is going to be far more difficult.
In Game 1, G Anthony Edwards scored 36 points while C Karl-Anthony Towns added 29 points and 13 rebounds. The Grizzlies were led by Most Improved Player candidate G Ja Morant, who scored 32.
Minnesota is 43-38-2 against the spread (ATS) this season. While it struggled to cover near the end of the season, going 1-6 ATS, Minnesota has covered both of its postseason battles. It is 13-13 ATS as a road underdog this season.
Memphis was among the best covering teams in the NBA at 52-30-1 ATS. The Grizzlies were the league’s fourth-best team as a home favorite at 19-12 ATS. They’ll look to even the series in Game 2.
Timberwolves at Grizzlies odds and lines
- Money line: Timberwolves +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Grizzlies -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Timberwolves +6.5 (-105) | Grizzlies -6.5 (-120)
- Over/Under (O/U): 240.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Timberwolves at Grizzlies picks and predictions
Grizzlies 119, Timberwolves 111
Memphis is going to bounce back, but at -300, it’s not worth betting three times a potential return that it manages to even the series. PASS on the Grizzlies money line.