The Minnesota Timberwolves (41-17) and the Memphis Grizzlies (20-38) square off in a conference matchup on Wednesday. Minnesota is going for the season sweep over Memphis, and on Jan. 18, the Timberwolves defeated the Grizzlies 118-103. Minnesota also leads the all-time series 56-52 over the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane (ankle), Luke Kennard (illness), Ja Morant (shoulder) and Marcus Smart (finger) are all out for Memphis. Anthony Edwards (ankle) and Rudy Gobert (ankle) are questionable for Minnesota, with Kyle Anderson (knee) ruled out.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Target Center in Minneapolis. Minnesota is a 12.5-point favorites in the latest Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 208.5. Before making any Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves:

  • Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves spread: Minnesota -12.5
  • Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves over/under: 208.5 points
  • Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves money line: Minnesota -785, Memphis +539
  • MEM: Has hit the 1H ML in 12 of its last 22 games
  • MIN: Has hit the 1H total Under in 46 of its last 73 games 
  • Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Timberwolves can cover

Center Gobert (questionable) is a towering presence in the frontcourt. Gobert has been one of the best rim protectors in the league with a soft touch around the rim. The 31-year-old is second in the NBA in rebounds (12.7), fifth in field-goal percentage (64.9%), and eighth in blocks (2.1). He also averages 13.7 points per game, and on Feb. 23, Gobert had 12 points, 19 rebounds, and two blocks.

Guard Mike Conley is a savvy veteran for the Timberwolves. Conley can still knock down his jumpers on the perimeter and will get his teammates involved. He's putting up 10.7 points and 6.2 assists per game. In his last outing, Conley dropped 16 points and made four 3-pointers. See who to back at SportsLine

Why the Grizzlies can cover

Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. brings an athletic two-way threat onto the frontcourt. Jackson Jr. has the instincts to be effective around the paint and out on the perimeter. The 24-year-old has a dependable jumper to stretch out the floor and pull bigs away from the lane. He puts up 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. On Friday against the Clippers, Jackson Jr. had 29 points, four rebounds and four steals.

With Memphis battling a lengthy injury list, rookie Gregory Jackson II has seen extended minutes. He's averaging 11.1 points per game on the season, but that number has gone up to 15.2 PPG in February. He's was extremely cold in the loss on Monday, shooting 1 of 13 from the field, but he had scored at least 20 points in three of the prior five games. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 208 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 63-39 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.