Timberwolves vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 15, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 15, 2021

The Memphis Grizzlies (5-6) are 2-point underdogs as they attempt to continue a three-game win streak when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-8) on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Target Center. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-SE.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 15, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Timberwolves vs Grizzlies Betting Odds

Timberwolves vs Grizzlies Props

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Injury Report as of January 15

Karl-Anthony Towns: Day To Day (Wrist),
Juancho Hernangomez: Out (Health Protocols),
Josh Okogie: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Jake Layman: Out (Personal),
Ricky Rubio: Out (Health Protocols)

Jontay Porter: Out (Knee),
Justise Winslow: Out (Hip),
Ja Morant: Day To Day (Ankle),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
Killian Tillie: Out (Hip)

Timberwolves and Grizzlies Records ATS

  • Minnesota has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, playing to a record of 4-6-1 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Timberwolves are 1-0 against the spread this season.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in 6 of 11 games this season (54.5%).
  • Memphis has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record of 6-5.
  • The Grizzlies only hold a 2-3 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 2-point underdog.
  • 36.4% of Memphis’ 11 games this season have reached the over/under.

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Head to Head

In their last meeting, the Grizzlies took down the Timberwolves 118-107. Malik Beasley led the Timberwolves with 28 points, and Jonas Valanciunas paced the Grizzlies with 24. The Grizzlies covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, and the teams scored 225 total points to finish over on the 222-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/13/2021 Timberwolves Timberwolves -1.5 222 -124 104 Regular Season 118-107 MEM
1/7/2020 Grizzlies Grizzlies -4 228.5 -181 151 Regular Season 119-112 MEM*
12/1/2019 Timberwolves Timberwolves -11.5 231.5 -742 538 Regular Season 115-107 MEM*
11/6/2019 Timberwolves Grizzlies -3.5 224.5 -160 134 Regular Season 137-121 MEM*
3/23/2019 Grizzlies Regular Season 112-99 MIN
2/5/2019 Grizzlies Regular Season 108-106 MEM
1/30/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 99-97 MIN
11/18/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 100-87 MEM
4/9/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 113-94 MIN
3/26/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 101-93 MEM
  • 1/7/2020 DNP – Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 12/1/2019 DNP –
    Grizzlies: Ja Morant, Jonas Valanciunas
  • 11/6/2019 DNP – Timberwolves: Jeff Teague

Scoring Trends

  • The Timberwolves are the league’s 22nd-highest scoring team (108.6 PPG), while the Grizzlies allow the ninth-fewest points per game (107.9) in NBA action.
  • The Timberwolves have a negative point differential on the season (-111 total points, -10.1 per game), as do the Grizzlies (-15 total points, -1.4 per game).

Timberwolves Leaders

  • D’Angelo Russell leads the Timberwolves in points and assists. He contributes 20.7 points per game while also adding 5.5 assists.
  • Russell’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 32.5, 3.1 greater than his season average of 29.4.
  • Minnesota is led in rebounds by Jarrett Culver’s 5.6 per game.
  • Culver’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 14.5, 0.4 higher than his season average of 14.1.
  • The Timberwolves are led by Russell from beyond the arc. He makes 2.8 shots from deep per game.
  • Russell’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots higher than his season average of 2.8.
  • Minnesota’s steals leader is Ricky Rubio, who averages 1.4 per game. Josh Okogie leads the team averaging 1.0 block an outing.
  • Rubio’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Grizzlies Leaders

  • Dillon Brooks owns the Grizzlies top spot in scoring with 16.6 points per game and also tacks on 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest.
  • Brooks’ points prop total for the game is set at 17.5, 0.9 points greater than his season average of 16.6.
  • When it comes to Memphis leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Valanciunas with 10.7 rebounds per game and Tyus Jones with 5.7 assists per game.
  • Jones’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 14.5, 2.4 lower than his season average of 16.9.
  • Brooks makes more threes per game than any other member of the Grizzlies, averaging 2.2 treys per game.
  • Brooks’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots higher than his season average of 2.2.
  • Nobody on Memphis grabs more steals than Jones (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Valanciunas (1.1 per game).
  • Jones’ steals prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.0 steal lower than his season average of 1.5.


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