Timberwolves vs Grizzlies NBA Expert Pick, 10-26-2016 – Oddsboard.com
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies
Wednesday October 26th, 8pm EST
Game Preview, Prediction and Odds
NBA Odds: Memphis -2, 198.5
Timberwolves vs Grizzlies NBA Expert Pick by Kurt Poway of Oddsboard.com
Minnesota has become a trendy pick to make a leap towards the NBA Playoffs in 2017 with a roster full of young talent. The Timberwolves are loaded with potential led by Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Ricky Rubio.
New head coach Tom Thibodeau will to develop this young roster with 7 players under the age of 25. It may take some time for this team to mesh and find their identity but we’ll find out soon enough if this team is ready for the big stage.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have won three of their last four regular season openers and are 6-1 ATS their last 7 road games.
Timberwolves Betting Trends
Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference
Timberwolves are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings
The Memphis Grizzlies also have a new head coach in David Fizdale and they return their main core of Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Tony Allen. One move they made in the offseason to fill their weakness of outside shooting was adding Chandler Parsons. Parsons averaged 13.7 PPG and shot 41% from the field for Dallas last season. However, Parsons will miss the season opener as he is recovering from off season knee surgery.
The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Memphis has also lost 4 of their last 5 regular season openers.
Memphis Betting Trends
Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall
Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference
Timberwolves vs Grizzlies Prediction
This should be an exciting season for the Minnesota Timberwolves. With a young roster full of talent and a head coach that has taken a team to the playoffs, Chicago Bulls, the ‘Wolves will be fun to watch. However, on opening night with a scrappy Grizzlies team at home I am taking the chalk. Memphis has been a solid team for a few years and their defense is superior to the Timberwolves. Experience pays dividends in tonight’s home opener.
Timberwolves vs Grizzlies NBA Expert Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -2