MINNEAPOLIS -The Timberwolves made it out of game four with a win and the series is tied at two apiece. Behind KAT’S 33, Minnesota relied on two late free throws to finish out the game.
Even with the current momentum with the Wolves, the series is headed back to Memphis and the odds are in favor of Ja and the Grizzlies. Past trends show that betting on the NBA typically favors the higher seeded teams. The Wolves are plating as the 7th seed in the West and only five 7 seed teams have made it to the second round since 1984.
The Grizzlies currently have -305 odds to win the whole series. The Wolves have the long odds of +225. For a tied series that is filled with superstar players, +225 would turn $20 into a quick 51.
Odds For How The Series Will End
- Grizzlies (4-2) +125
- Grizzlies (4-3) +170
- Timberwolves (4-3) +550
- Timberwolves (4-2) +650
This series has been full of surprises. Legal sports betting does not always mean picking the winner of each game. There are two series total game bets available through BetOnline.
Series Total Games
- 6 games -130
- 7 games +100
The betting odds are mostly favored for the Grizzlies, even though they have not come out and dominated, as the number two seed is expected to.
Without the Wolves blowing a 26-point lead in Game 3, the Grizzlies would be one game away from elimination.
Game five of the series will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. The Grizzlies are favored to win with a money line of -225. Again, the wolves tied the series, yet have +215 odds to win game five and the spread is at 6.5 ½.
The Grizzlies have been struggling to find a rhythm in this series. To make matter worse, Morant admitted that he is not 100% healthy and his productivity has been relatively low. In the postseason, Morant’s PPG has decreased by 8 points in these first four games.
As of now, the Timberwolves biggest problem is Desmond Bane and his recent momentum could be what saves an inconsistent Grizzlies team from being a first-round exit. During the regular season, Bane averaged 18.2 PPG. In the first four games of the playoffs, Bane has average 23.3 PPG.
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