The Memphis Grizzlies (5-6) are just 2-point underdogs as they look to build on a three-game road win streak when they square off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-8) on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Target Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-SE.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 15, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Timberwolves vs Grizzlies Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 15

Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns: Day To Day (Wrist),
Juancho Hernangomez: Out (Health Protocols),
Josh Okogie: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Jake Layman: Out (Personal),
Ricky Rubio: Out (Health Protocols)

Grizzlies:
Jontay Porter: Out (Knee),
Justise Winslow: Out (Hip),
Ja Morant: Day To Day (Ankle),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
Killian Tillie: Out (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Grizzlies (+2)
Prediction Grizzlies 113, Timberwolves 108

The data strongly suggests betting on the Grizzlies in this one. The model favors them while DraftKings has the Timberwolves favored and the difference between the two is 6.4 points.

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Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
D’Angelo Russell 11 20.7 3.2 5.5 1.3 0.4 2.8
Malik Beasley 11 20.2 4.7 2.0 0.5 0.3 2.6
Anthony Edwards 11 12.5 2.9 1.9 0.5 0.2 1.5
Naz Reid 11 10.8 4.3 1.2 0.4 1.0 1.0
Jarrett Culver 11 7.4 5.6 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.5

Timberwolves Player Props

  • D’Angelo Russell’s assists prop total for the matchup is posted at 5.5 assists, equal to his season average of 5.5.
  • Jarrett Culver’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 14.5, 0.4 greater than his season average of 14.1.
  • Russell’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots greater than his season average of 2.8.
  • Ricky Rubio’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Dillon Brooks 11 16.6 4.1 3.3 1.5 0.5 2.2
Jonas Valanciunas 11 14.9 10.7 1.8 0.8 1.1 0.4
Brandon Clarke 11 13.1 5.8 1.7 0.9 0.7 0.5
Kyle Anderson 11 12.9 7.3 4.2 0.4 0.6 1.5
De’Anthony Melton 6 8.8 2.5 2.7 1.3 1.0 1.0

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Dillon Brooks’ PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 24.5, 0.5 greater than his season average of 24.0.
  • Tyus Jones’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 14.5, 2.4 lower than his season average of 16.9.
  • Brooks’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots greater than his season average of 2.2.
  • Jones’ steals prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.0 steal lower than his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Timberwolves have a 44.4% shooting percentage from the field, which is one% lower than the 45.4% of shots the Grizzlies’ opponents have hit.
  • Minnesota is 1-2-1 against the spread and 0-4 overall when it shoots higher than 45.4% from the field.
  • Memphis is 4-1 against the spread and 3-2 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 44.4% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies’ 45% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Timberwolves have allowed to their opponents.
  • This season, Memphis has a 1-1 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 48.4% from the field.
  • Minnesota is 2-0-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 45% from the field.
  • The Timberwolves are knocking down 32.8% of their three-point shots this season, three% lower than the 35.8% the Grizzlies allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Minnesota has collected a 1-1-1 record against the spread and a 1-2 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 35.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Memphis is 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 32.8% from deep.
  • The Grizzlies shoot 33.1% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 4.3 percentage points lower than the Timberwolves have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.4%).
  • Memphis is 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall when shooting above 37.4% as a team from three-point range.
  • Minnesota has a 4-1 ATS record and a 3-2 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 33.1% from three-point distance.
  • The Timberwolves make 11.3 three-pointers per game this season, 1.1 more made shots on average than the 10.2 per game the Grizzlies give up.
  • When Minnesota makes more threes than its opponents, it is 4-1-1 against the spread and 3-3 overall. When Memphis is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 4-3 ATS and 4-3 straight up.
  • The Grizzlies rank 27th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Timberwolves allow the 16th-fewest made threes in the league.

Timberwolves vs Grizzlies Stat Rankings

Timberwolves Rank Timberwolves AVG Grizzlies AVG Grizzlies Rank
22nd 108.6 Points Scored 106.5 26th
27th 118.7 Points Allowed 107.9 9th
11th 45.2 Rebounds 46.1 7th
5th 11.6 Off. Rebounds 10.7 10th
25th 11.3 3pt Made 10.2 27th
19th 23.8 Assists 26.8 5th
16th 14.1 Turnovers 13.9 13th

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