Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 13 best bets from model on 52-28 run

The Memphis Grizzlies have been the hottest team in the NBA, posting 10 consecutive victories to put themselves in the top four in the Western Conference. Seven of the wins have come against conference rivals, which has boosted their record to 22-9 versus the West. The Grizzlies (29-14) look to keep rolling when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-21) on Thursday. Memphis is coming off a 116-108 home triumph over Golden State on Tuesday, while Minnesota dropped a 128-125 decision at New Orleans. The Grizzlies won’t have Dillon Brooks (ankle) for this one, while Steven Adams (protocols) remains day-to-day.

Tipoff at the FedExForum is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Memphis is a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 230.5. Before making any Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies:

  • Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves spread: Memphis -4.5
  • Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves over-under: 230.5 points
  • Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves money line: Memphis -190, Minnesota +160
  • MEM: The Grizzlies are 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight-up win
  • MIN: The Timberwolves are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine contests as underdogs

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Why the Grizzlies can cover

Memphis had six players score in double figures on Tuesday, with Ja Morant leading the charge. The 22-year-old point guard scored 29 points, including the final five of the contest, while adding eight assists and five rebounds. Morant has recorded at least 26 points in seven of his last eight games and notched 20 or more on 22 occasions this season.

Morant’s contributions during Memphis’ winning streak have been paramount as he has earned back-to-back NBA Western Conference Player of the Week honors, receiving the most recent award after averaging 25 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists over five games. Jaren Jackson Jr. was an important factor in the victory over Golden State as he recorded his second straight double-double and third overall this campaign with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The 22-year-old power forward, who is fifth in the NBA with an average of two blocks, has been held under 10 points only five times in 42 games this season.

Why the Timberwolves can cover

Minnesota dominated its last meeting with the Grizzlies, a 138-95 home victory on Nov. 20 in which it led by as many as 45 points. A total of 14 players landed on the scoresheet in that contest as D’Angelo Russell led the way with 28 points. The 25-year-old point guard also had a strong performance in the Timberwolves’ overtime loss at Memphis 12 days earlier, sinking six 3-pointers en route to a team-high 30 points.

Russell posted his third straight double-double and seventh of the season in Tuesday’s loss to the Pelicans with 18 points and 10 assists. Anthony Edwards scored a team-high 28 points in the setback while Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 26 along with eight rebounds and five assists. The 26-year-old Towns, who notched a season-high 40 points at Houston two days earlier, leads the Timberwolves in scoring (24.6 points) and boards (9.3).

How to make Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 225 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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