Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves – 01/23/16 Preview
The red hot Memphis Grizzlies (25-19) travel Saturday night to Minnesota to taking on the struggling Timberwolves (13-31). The Grizzlies are the odd favorites to win (line: -3). Play the most exciting daily fantasy basketball contest, including the newest Point Spread and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site.
The Grizzlies are on a 4 game winning streaming and won 6 of their last 7. They passed Mavs and command the 2nd place in the Southwest Division, 12.5 games behind leaders San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies just defeated the Nuggets in Denver 102-101 this Thursday night with Marc Gasol leading the charge with a 27 pts and 6 assists performance. Mike Conley added 20 pts and Zach Randolph with 13 pts as they sit in 5th place in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies defense is constantly improving and ranks 7th in the league allowing only 98.6 pts per game.
Minnesota is still struggling and their latest defeat came in OT Wednesday night at the mercy of the Dallas Mavericks. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 27 pts and 17 rebounds, going 12 of 19 from the field. Towns averages 15.9 pts and 9.7 rebounds this season. Andrew Wiggins finished with a solid 23 pts and 7 rebounds while Shabazz Muhammad came off and netted 14 pts. The Wolves are now back in 14th place just ahead of the Lakers. One of their main difficulties are their inability to connect from long range. They have the third worst percentage in the league for 3 pts shooting. They have a tough week ahead of them facing the Cavalierss before hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.