Grizzlies vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2021

Ja Morant leads the Memphis Grizzlies (22-23) into a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-36) after scoring 36 points in a 111-107 loss to the Jazz. The Timberwolves are 7-point underdogs in the matchup on Friday, April 2, 2021, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on BSN. The over/under is 232 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 2

Grizzlies:
Justise Winslow: Out (Thigh),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
Grayson Allen: Day To Day (Hip)

Timberwolves:
Josh Okogie: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Grizzlies (-7)
Total Pick Under (232)
Prediction Grizzlies 118, Timberwolves 107

The Grizzlies are the bet in this contest. They’re favored by 3.6 more points in the model than FanDuel (10.6 to 7).

In this matchup, the model projects a total (224.4 points) considerably lower than the FanDuel over/under (232 points). Bet on the under.

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Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 37 19.5 3.4 7.5 0.9 0.2 0.9
Dillon Brooks 42 16.1 2.9 2.4 1.3 0.4 1.8
Jonas Valanciunas 40 16.1 12.6 1.8 0.6 0.7 0.3
Kyle Anderson 43 12.5 5.7 3.3 1.1 0.7 1.3
Brandon Clarke 39 11.6 5.6 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.5

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Morant’s assists prop over/under for the game is posted at 8.5 assists, 1.0 assist greater than his season average of 7.5.
  • Jonas Valanciunas’ rebounding prop total for the matchup is set at 20.5 rebounds, 7.9 rebounds greater than his season average of 12.6.
  • Grayson Allen’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots higher than his season average of 2.0.
  • Dillon Brooks’ steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Karl-Anthony Towns 28 23.9 10.7 4.4 0.7 1.6 2.4
Malik Beasley 36 20.0 4.4 2.4 0.8 0.2 3.5
D’Angelo Russell 20 19.3 2.6 5.1 1.1 0.5 3.0
Anthony Edwards 48 17.3 4.4 2.5 1.0 0.4 2.1
Naz Reid 46 10.9 4.5 1.2 0.6 1.1 0.8

Timberwolves Player Props

  • Karl-Anthony Towns’ PRA prop total for the matchup is set at 42.5, 3.5 greater than his season average of 39.0.
  • Ricky Rubio’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 4.1 greater than his season average of 18.4.
  • Malik Beasley’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Rubio’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Grizzlies have a 46.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.7% lower than the 48% of shots the Timberwolves’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Memphis has a 13-3 record against the spread and a 13-3 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 48% from the field.
  • Minnesota is 12-5 against the spread and 8-9 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 46.3% from the field.
  • The Timberwolves’ 44% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.7 percentage points lower than the Grizzlies have allowed to their opponents (46.7%).
  • Minnesota is 6-4-1 against the spread and 4-7 overall when it shoots better than 46.7% from the field.
  • Memphis is 14-2 against the spread and 12-4 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 44% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies shoot 34.7% from three-point range, 3.9% lower than the 38.6% the Timberwolves allow to opponents.
  • Memphis has assembled an 11-2 record against the spread and a 9-4 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 38.6% of its three-point shots.
  • Minnesota is 13-4 against the spread while putting together a 7-10 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 34.7% from downtown.
  • The Timberwolves shoot 34.6% from three-point distance this season. That’s 2.2 percentage points lower than the Grizzlies have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.8%).
  • Minnesota has a 10-7 ATS record and is 5-12 straight-up when the team hits more than 36.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Memphis has a 15-2 ATS record and a 12-5 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.6% from three-point range.
  • The Grizzlies make 10.4 three-pointers per game this season, 2.2 fewer made shots on average than the 12.6 per game the Timberwolves give up.
  • Minnesota has gone 17-9 against the spread and 9-17 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Memphis makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 13-15 ATS and 11-17 straight up.
  • The Grizzlies make the 29th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Timberwolves allow the 11th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Grizzlies Rank Grizzlies AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
19th 111.6 Points Scored 109 23rd
16th 111.4 Points Allowed 116.8 28th
7th 46 Rebounds 43.1 19th
2nd 11.2 Off. Rebounds 10.5 10th
29th 10.4 3pt Made 12.6 15th
6th 26.6 Assists 25.1 13th
11th 13 Turnovers 13.8 19th

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