Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies - 4/26/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies (58-28) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (49-38)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm (FedExForum)

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies meet Tuesday in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs at the FedExForum. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another win to take a 3-2 series lead. The Memphis Grizzlies also need a win to take a 3-2 series lead.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.8 points and 3.3 assists, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.3 points and 2 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Beverley is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 115.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 44 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 23.3 points and 2.8 assists, while Ja Morant is averaging 20.5 points and 10.8 assists. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

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The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Grizzlies are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 home games and 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The over is 43-20 in Timberwolves last 63 overall. The over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The Timberwolves are 9-25 ATS in the last 34 meetings in Memphis and 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings.

I'm having a hard time figuring out this series, as I've been high on the Minnesota Timberwolves since October and fell in love with this team over time, but their play is sometimes hit or miss, and I thought they threw this series away after blowing game 3. The Memphis Grizzlies are the better team on paper, but they show their youth at times and in this series Ja Morant has disappeared for long stretches. This series feels like it can go either way, and any result wouldn't completely surprise me. With all that said, I feel safer with the Timberwolves and the free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +6.5

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