Grizzlies Look to Make it Two Straight
The Minnesota Timberwolves sprung out of the gates fast, winning their first matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies in this playoff series, however, reality hit them not long after as Memphis routed them in Game 2.
They were able to win by a score of 124-96 and now the question is how will Game 3 play out? It’s a pivotal contest, so let’s take a closer look at the NBA game betting odds in this one.
Grizzlies Depth Is Insane
Yes, it was a complete blowout win for Memphis in their last game, however, the fact that seven players hit double-digits in scoring shows how deep this roster is.
Ja Morant led the way with 23 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists but found tremendous help from the rest of the starters along with the bench.
It takes a lot for the Grizzlies to be taken down and it looks like that first game loss was a wakeup call for them.
Experience and veteran leadership may be something that they don’t have a lot of right now, but it’s looking like they have enough talent and depth to keep pushing forward.
Timberwolves Must be More Aggressive
It’s obvious that Anthony Edwards is the most confident and aggressive player on the roster right now. After a beautiful Game 1 performance, he led the team with 20 points in Game 2.
During that second game, Karl Anthony-Towns took just seven shots and totaled 15 points. That isn’t going to get it done when you are the star player of a franchise.
If Minnesota Timberwolves wants to take control of the series, Towns needs to play physical in the paint and put the team on his back a little bit. Taking four shots with just one assist and five turnovers will not help your team in any way.
Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Head-to-Head
The Grizzlies and Timberwolves remained tied this season in the games that they have played. If you betonline, note that they split the season series 2-2 and have now split the first two games of this playoff series.
Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Game Information
- Game: Grizzlies (56-26) vs Timberwolves (46-36)
- Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Day/Time: Thursday, April 21st, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Betting Lines
Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Prediction
Memphis comes in as 2-point road favorites in the sportsbook. As it stands right now, the Grizzlies look like the more prepared team. Game 1 seems like it was a wakeup call for them.
Also, their roster is far deeper than Minnesota’s at the moment. Plus, Towns has put up some inconsistent numbers along with D’Angelo Russell.
If neither of them can turn hings around, then Memphis should be ready to take this game on the road and head into Game 4 with the advantage. A lot of people doubted Memphis after they lost that first matchup.
Their recent blowout win should prove to you otherwise. Take the Grizzlies with your NBA picks.