Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 5, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:31 PM

Southwest Division opponents meet when the Memphis Grizzlies (32-32) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-45) at Target Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The Timberwolves are 4-point underdogs in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The matchup's point total is set at 235.5.

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Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Grizzlies-4-115-105235.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Memphis' games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday's matchup over/under (235.5 points) in 20 out of 64 opportunities (31.2% of matchups).
  • In 25 out of Minnesota's 65 games this season (38.5%), the competing teams scored more points than the over/under in Wednesday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 224.4 points per game, 11.1 points fewer than the over/under of 235.5 for this contest.
  • These two teams give up a combined 230.2 points per game, 5.3 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • The Grizzlies have seen a 225.5 average over/under in their games this season, 10.0 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Timberwolves' games have an over/under of 229.1 points this season, 6.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Grizzlies Betting Data

  • Memphis has a 37-24 record against the spread this year.
  • The Grizzlies' record against the spread as at least a 4-point favorite is above .500 at 12-7.
  • Memphis and its opponents have hit the over in 54.1% of games (33 out of 61 matchups).

Grizzlies Key Players

  • Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring (19.1 points per game) and assisting (7.3 assists per game).
  • Memphis' rebounding leader is Jonas Valanciunas, who averages 12.4 per game.
  • The Grizzlies are led by Grayson Allen from beyond the arc. He connects on 2.2 shots from deep per game.
  • Memphis' blocks leader is Brandon Clarke, who averages 0.8 per game. Kyle Anderson leads the team averaging 1.3 steals an outing.

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Grizzlies Last 10 Games

Grizzlies Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalGrizzlies MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/3/2021Knicks118-104 NYNoHome+3.5234.5165-200Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Magic112-111 ORLYesAway-17.5216.5-50001350Regular SeasonNoOver
4/30/2021Magic92-75 MEMYesHome-6.5190.5-500375Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/28/2021Trail Blazers130-109 PORNoHome+20.5238.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
4/26/2021Nuggets120-96 DENNoAway+5.5226.5220-275Regular SeasonNoUnder
Grizzlies Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-64-65-5-0229.9113.2116.7-1.438.6%

Grizzlies Injuries

Grizzlies:Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Injury Management)

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has a losing record against the spread, going 29-33 ATS (covering only 46.8% of the time).
  • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Timberwolves have not fared well, going 3-5 against the spread.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this year -- 29 of 62 (46.8%).

Timberwolves Key Players

  • Karl-Anthony Towns collects 24.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Ricky Rubio records more assists than any other Minnesota teammate with 6.5 per game. He also averages 8.4 points and grabs 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Malik Beasley is reliable from deep and leads the Timberwolves with 3.5 made threes per game.
  • Minnesota's leader in steals is Rubio with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Towns with 1.3 per game.

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Timberwolves Last 10 Games

Timberwolves Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTimberwolves MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/1/2021Pelicans140-136 NONoHome+3.5252.5165-200Regular SeasonNoOver
4/29/2021Warriors126-114 MINYesHome-3.5244.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/27/2021Rockets114-107 MINYesAway-4.5218.5-200165Regular SeasonYesOver
4/26/2021Jazz105-104 MINNoHome+5.5209.5290-375Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/24/2021Jazz101-96 MINYesAway-6.5200.5-100003300Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-48-23-7-0234.4117117.4+3.440%

Timberwolves Injuries

Timberwolves:Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle),Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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