Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) will play Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday (2-2) in Game 5 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs series at FedExForum. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. TNT will broadcast at 8 pm. ET. Find out the Game 5 odds and lines of Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Game 5 before making expert NBA picks, predictions, and bets.
Minnesota leveled the series in a reward game for Timberwolves tycoon Karl-Anthony Towns, who won Game 4 119-118 on Saturday and scored only 8 points in Game 3 at 32:46.
Grizzlies SG Desmond Bane and reinforcement PF Brandon Clarke gave on Saturday, with Bain scoring 34 points and Clark capturing off the seat with an extra 15 components at 77.8 percentage.
In Game 4, the Timberwolves outperformed the Grizzlies in three of the “four factors,” most notably free-throw attempt rate, which Minnesota nearly doubled.
Timberwolves at Grizzlies odds and lines
The odds are provided by OKBET Sportsbook; for a complete list, Lines last updated at 10:55 a.m. ET.
- Money line (ML): Timberwolves +205 (bet 100 to win 205) | Grizzlies -260 (bet 260 to win 100)
- Against the spread: Timberwolves +6.5 (-120) | Grizzlies -6.5 (-105)
- Over/Under: 231.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Timberwolves at Grizzlies picks and predictions
Grizzlies 116, Timberwolves 113
LEAN to the TIMBERWOLVES (+205) due to the large payout, and Minnesota’s stars are performing better.
KAT was rightfully chastised for his Game 3 performance, but he is averaging 21.3 points on 70.7 percent true shooting (.565/.417/.875) with 10.8 rebounds. Anthony Edwards of the Timberwolves is leading the series with 24.8 points on 65.4 percent true shooting (.485/.421/.864).
The league’s best player, the Grizzlies PG Jamorant, is struggling with a valid field goal shot rate of 42.3 percent from the field. Jaren Jackson Jr. has a net rating of -10, scoring at least 5 fouls in 3 of the 4 games in the series.
These teams share a similar identity, but the Grizzlies are more efficient and play Game 5
Hence LEAN TIMBERWOLVES (+205).
The prediction is an honest assessment of Game 5.
Against the spread
Based on the previous analysis and because there is reverse line movement heading towards Minnesota in the betting market, BET TIMBERWOLVES +6.5 (-120) instead of or heavier than their ML.
According to OKBET Sportsbook, the look-ahead line for Game 5 odds was “Grizzlies -7” and has since been. Lowered to the current number despite Memphis receiving the majority of the action.
There isn’t even a 6-point difference between these two teams. The series is tied 2-2 ATS, but the Grizzlies’ Game 3 win and the cover featured an incredible comeback from a 26-point deficit. The T-Wolves were the better team in Game 3.
The TIMBERWOLVES PLUS THE POINTS is my favorite bet in this game.
LEAN UNDER 231.5 (-112) both teams fell short of aggressive ratings in these playoffs as the totals were muted by sharp line movements, with Under winning four of the last six Timberwolves Grizzlies.
However, I can’t fully commit to the Under because this is the postseason’s fastest-paced series with the highest free-throw attempt rate.