The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a tough stretch without star Karl-Anthony Towns (calf strain) when they take on Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Morant and the Grizzlies continue to win games even without Desmond Bane, and they’re looking to extend their winning streak to three games tonight.
The Wolves have lost three straight and are just 18th in the NBA in net rating this season. With Towns out, someone is going to have to step up on offense for Minnesota to stay in this game.
Here’s a look at the latest odds:
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Odds, Spread and Total
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Prediction and Pick
The Grizzlies’ biggest advantage comes on the offensive end, as the team is eighth in the league in offensive rating this season. The Wolves rank 17th in the same statistic, and they are now down their best offensive player for the foreseeable future.
Sure, Rudy Gobert and the Timberwolves defense can step up, but let’s not forget that they gave up 41 points to Kristaps Porzingis on Monday night.
Memphis is 4-3 against the spread this season as a road favorite, and I think it’s severely undervalued in the market in this game, even with Bane still out.
The Wolves have lost three straight games, getting blown out in their last two matchups against the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards.
Memphis has a far better net rating than Washington, and it should be closer to a four or five point favorite with Towns out for Minnesota.
I’m out on backing the Wolves until they prove they can turn this thing around.
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