The Memphis Grizzlies are a red hot team as they continue their road trip as they face the Minnesota Timberwolves from NBA pro basketball scheduled for Friday January 31st. the Grizzlies and Timberwolves will tip off this NBA game from Minnesota at 8PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass Channel will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the latest NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The betting odds from this NBA contest have the road team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -1 point with a total lined at 189 ½ points. Those who bet on Memphis on the money line will lay -115 odds with the return on the Minnesota Timberwolves on the money line at -105 odds.
The Memphis Grizzlies are a very good road team this season as they sport a 12-7 straight up record. There is a good angle for this game because Memphis is in an in season revenge spot after dropping a game to Minnesota at home in early December. Back then the Grizzlies were injury riddled and without Marc Gasol. Memphis has gotten Gasol back and is healthy now and contributing like the defensive play of the year from a season ago had done in recent seasons. Memphis is good on both sides of the court. They rank 10th in shooting percentage as the convert on 45.6% from the field. On defense they hold clubs to 45% shooting good for third best. They have improved defensively with Marc Gasol returning. Memphis limits opponents to 95.5 points a game good for third best in the league. Memphis has won four straight and nine of their past ten games. In their four game win streak they have two wins against Houston and a 17 point road victory to the Portland Trailblazers. Minnesota is not an efficient team while they face an efficient Memphis club. The Timberwolves hit on 43.6% from the floor ranking 25th in the league. They are the second worst defensive team in the NBA as they allow 46.9% shooting to their opponents ranking 29th in the nation. Minnesota was hit with an impact injury on defense. Central Nikola Pekovic is a defender of the basket and will be out for a weak following an Achillies injury two games ago against Chicago.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Friday we will play on the Memphis Grizzlies -1 point against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the sportsbook.