NBA Betting Tuesday: Memphis Grizzlies Take on Minnesota Timberwolves — Betting Preview

Randolph is the key to the Grizzlies attack
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Tip off: 8 PM EST
Spread: MEM -8
Total: 193
M/L: MEM -385, MIN +325

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Memphis is being pegged by a lot of experts to be the surprise team of this year’s playoffs. They ran deep last year without Rudy Gay, before falling to the Thunder in 7 games, and this year with Gay, things could be different. They just received a scare to Marc Gasol, but he appears to be fine, giving the Grizzlies one of the best front courts in the league with Gay, Gasol, and Zach Randolph. Their backcourt isn’t too shabby either, and they just fortified their bench by adding gunner Gilbert Arenas.

The Grizzlies sit at 35-25, the fifth seed, and if the Playoffs began today, they would face the L.A. Clippers. The Grizzlies have the pieces to give the Clippers hell, with Chris Paul capable of locking down Mike Conley and making the point guard’s life hell as he tries to distribute to the Grizzlies’ front court.

The Wolves season ended when Ricky Rubio went down, but things remain bright in Minnesota. Kevin Love has solidified himself as possibly the best power forward in the game and if the Wolves can add another perimeter scorer, they could be trouble in the West.

Grizzlies Betting Trends:

Memphis is 28-31 ATS this season and 15-17 ATS as a favorite. They are 18-20 ATS in the second half of the season and 11-10 ATS vs teams with losing records. They are 6-9 ATS vs the Northwest division and 8-4 following a division game.

Wolves Betting Trends:

Minnesota is 29-31 ATS this season and 23-16 ATS as an underdog. They are 16-23 ATS in the second half of the season and 5-6 ATS vs teams with winning records in the second half of the season.

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