Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 6 NBA Playoffs Betting Picks

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 6 NBA Playoffs Betting Picks

Barry Devoe
2 years ago
3 min read
Grizzlies guard Ja Morant dribbles against the Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley

The Minnesota Timberwolves will play host to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night as they hope to extend their season.

Let's take a look at what these NBA teams need to do to win. Ready to bet on sports in Ohio? Click here to sign up for betJACK Training Camp and bet on this Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies game now.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preview

The Spread: Grizzlies: (-1.5)

The Timberwolves appeared to be well on their way to a victory in Game 5, as they held the lead by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter.

However, the Grizzlies kept getting to the rim, free-throw line and knocking down timely threes, which wore the Timberwolves' defense down.

Outside of Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves didn't get any offense from any of their players, as Towns was the one knocking down threes and getting to the free-throw line.

Anthony Edwards had an iconic moment as he knocked down a 3-pointer within the last four seconds to tie up the game. Unfortunately for them, though, Ja Morant got to the rim and finished an acrobatic layup in mid-air to give the Grizzlies the win and the 3-2 series lead.

The narratives are going to naturally blame Towns for the Wolves not getting it done yet again, but the guy had 28 points, 12 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. He did everything he could to keep his team in the game. That's what franchise players do.

Edwards also put up 22 points, although he shot 8-of-20 from the field.

Stopping The Grizzlies

Morant, as expected, carried the Grizzlies, finishing with 30 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists, and three steals. The narratives also suggested that Morant wasn't build for the playoffs, but as we all know, people like to blow things out of proportion.

The Grizzlies got a huge boost from Desmond Bane, which they have been getting all postseason, as he finished with 25 points on 9-of-20 shooting.

At this point, both teams have established themselves as fairly evenly matched, as both boast young, talented players eager to make a name for themselves on the game's biggest stage and have role players who are genuinely eager to win.

The Timberwolves have held big leads in both Game 3 and 5 of this series, but the Grizzlies are a team that never quits and will wear you down if you don't match the intensity you bring on the offensive end to the defensive side of the ball.

At this point, we can still expect Towns to attack the Grizzlies' defense, as he has seemingly figured out what the defense has been throwing at him, as evidenced by his high free-throw attempts. Additionally, he has rediscovered his stroke from 3-point land.

Morant should also continue to be aggressive in getting to the rim, as he has a chip on his shoulder and won't back down from anyone.

The Pick

This game is going to come down to whoever wants it more. It's going to be a battle.

With the Timberwolves' season on the line and with their passionate fanbase behind them, expect the Wolves to come out on top in this one and ultimately force a Game 7. 

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