[8:00 PM] Timberwolves @ Grizzlies

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Timberwolves (4-7)

@ Memphis Grizzlies (7-5)


The line for this game is Timberwolves by 2.5 points.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are showing signs of realizing their immense talent and will try to string together consecutive victories for the first time this season when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. The Timberwolves have won three of their last five and have defeated those three opponents by an average of 22 points.

Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns (25 points, 10 rebounds) and Gorgui Dieng (12 points, 10 boards) each had double-doubles in the rout of the 76ers, the first time Minnesota had three players accomplish the feat in the same game in over three years. Towns entered Friday’s action tied for eighth in the NBA with six in that category, one of which came in the win over the Grizzlies to begin the month. Guard Zach LaVine dominated that affair with a season-high 31 points and he is averaging 17 in eight career games versus Memphis, tied for his best mark against any opponent.

Chandler Parsons was the leading scorer on Friday with just 12 points as Memphis took advantage of a banged-up Dallas team that nearly set a record for fewest points in franchise history. JaMychal Green hauled in 12 rebounds and has reached double digits in that category in two straight games after grabbing eight or fewer in the first 10 contests. Guard Tony Allen returned from a groin injury to score 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting and chipped in two steals and a block in 18 productive minutes off the bench.

Gasol hit his lone 3-point attempt against Dallas and is 17-of-41 on the season after going 12-of-66 in his first eight seasons.

Wiggins is averaging 33 points in six games since being held to seven in a loss to Oklahoma City on Nov. 5.

Memphis is 2-0 on the second half of back-to-backs.


StreakSmarts Pick: Memphis Grizzlies

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick