MINNEAPOLIS – The series between the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves have been extremely close and going into Game 6, the Grizzlies hold a 3-2 series lead with a chance to close things out.
As the odds sit right now, online betting sites have the Grizzlies as a slight favorite on the spread regardless of the game being played in Minnesota.
Memphis Grizzlies Vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
- Grizzlies v Timberwolves -120 / +100
- Spread: Grizzlies -1.5
- Total: 229 Points
Trending Towards Memphis
Memphis is going into this game with rare favored NBA odds on the road and has plenty of trends leaning in their direction.
They have been favored on the road 21 times this season and have gone 13-8 against the spread. Also, in those 21 games, they have covered the spread by an average of 2.7 points and won their games by 8.4 points
The Grizzlies have also been favored on the road by 1 and 2 points often. In their last seven games in that scenario, they’ve gone 5-2 against the spread.
As for Minnesota, they are just holding on to a 7-7 ATS record when going in as an underdog at home. They are failing to cover the spread by 2.3 points and are losing those games by an average of 5.4 points. Looking back to their last seven games as a home underdog by 1-2 points, they are 3-4 ATS in those games.
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Where The Public Is
Public betting splits in this one are also leaning towards Memphis. The Grizzlies originally opened up as a 2-point favorite in this one, however, with 65% of the bets and 63% of the money going towards them, it brought the price down to 1.5 points.
There is some referee action to keep an eye on here as the team is made up of Scott Foster (crew chief), Courtney Kirkland (referee), and Mark Lindsay (umpire).
Each of these three tends to side with the home team in games that they are officiating. In games where Foster serves as the crew chief, the home team has won 75% of their games in the playoffs and by a 10.2-point margin.
In Kirkland’s six games as a referee in the playoffs, the home tea is winning 83% of the time with a 10.3-point win margin. Lindsay has an 80% win rate for home teams with a whopping 11.2-point margin swinging towards home teams.
The game is set to take place on Friday night at 9:00 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted on ESPN.
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