Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 6 Prediction, Picks & Props

Devon Platana

The 2021-22 NBA Playoffs continue on Friday, April 29 with a massive Game 6 matchup for the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves series.

The Grizzlies managed to squeeze out a 111-109 victory over the Timberwolves in Game 5, helping them take the 3-2 series lead. Memphis hasn’t made it to the second round since the 2014-15 season, so you can bet that they’ll search for a strong start tonight.

On the other hand, the Timberwolves have their backs against the wall. They’ve shown that they can give the Grizzlies a challenge, however, only time will tell if they can force one more game in Memphis with a victory tonight.

Are the Grizzlies destined to advance to the semifinals? Or will the Timberwolves spoil their dreams a force a Game 7?

#2 Memphis Grizzlies vs. #7 Minnesota Timberwolves Game 6 Betting Odds and Matchup Information

Matchup Information

  • Game Matchup: #2 Memphis Grizzlies (56-26, #2 seed in the Western Conference) vs. #7 Minnesota Timberwolves (46-36, #7 seed in the Western Conference)
  • Venue & Location: Target Center (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 6: ESPN

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 6 Betting Odds

Odds are via our top reviewed and recommended sportsbooks.

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 (-108), Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 (-112)
  • Total: OVER 229 (-108), UNDER 229 (-112)
  • Moneyline: Memphis Grizzlies -120, Minnesota Timberwolves +102

Caesars Sportsbook

  • Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 (-110), Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 229 (-110), UNDER 229 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Memphis Grizzlies -120, Minnesota Timberwolves +100

BetRivers

  • Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 (-110), Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 229 (-110), UNDER 229 (-112)
  • Moneyline: Memphis Grizzlies -121, Minnesota Timberwolves +102

Grizzlies Look to Close Out Series

This series hasn’t been as easy for the Grizzlies as some predicted before the playoffs began. However, despite the struggles that the Timberwolves have provided, Memphis is poised to find that series-clinching win tonight.

Ja Morant — who was relatively quiet in the three games following Game 1 — returned to form on Tuesday with a 30-point, 13-rebound double-double, adding nine assists.

Morant’s shooting splits weren’t that great (.409/.250/.647), but that didn’t matter with the way he was playing. Between his spectacular dunk and late-game heroic in Game 5, it’s clear that the Grizzlies are a better team when their superstar is on top of his game.

On top of Morant’s performance, Desmond Bane had a solid showing of his own, dropping 25 points in 44 minutes of action. He’s now scored 25-plus points in four straight games and is averaging 23.6 PPG on the series, which is the type of depth needed for the Grizzlies to go on a deep run.

Brandon Clarke also looked good coming off the bench in Game 5, racking up 21 points, 15 rebounds and a trio of assists in nearly 37 minutes played. If he and the rest of the bench players can get that momentum rolling ago, the Grizzlies could certainly overwhelm the Timberwolves.

Nevertheless, the Grizzlies must take better shots if they’re going to succeed. While they won Game 5, they do so on .415/.250/.667 shooting splits, whereas the Timberwolves actually shot .446/.424/.875.

Chances are the Grizzlies will have a tough time replicating their success if they have a similar performance, which is why start Game 6 off strong.

Timberwolves Need Top Players to Force Game 7

Whenever a team faces elimination in a playoff series, it needs its strongest players to step and save the day. That’s what the Timberwolves need to happen tonight.

D’Angelo Russell is one player that’s been noticeably invisible for Minnesota. The 26-year-old is averaging only 13.0 PPG this series while recording a .323 FG%.

On top of that, Russell has been kept to 12 or fewer points in four of the five games this series, making it more difficult for his team to win even if he’s still providing decent playmaking (7.2 assists per game this series).

Karl-Anthony Towns must also keep the offensive ball rolling. He had 28 points in Game 5 as a part of a double-double and has now averaged 30.5 points over his last two outings.

Anthony Edwards is another player that the Timberwolves hope can help extend the series. The former first overall pick is averaging 24.2 PPG in his first-ever playoff series and has already recorded 20-plus points for times in the last five games.

At the end of the day, the Timberwolves need to build off of their Game 5 performance. As mentioned before, they forced the Grizzlies to miss a lot of their shots, which normally would be the recipe for a victory. It didn’t go that way, but continued pressure could work this time around.

The Timberwolves were also out-rebounded 53-42 last game, so players like Towns and Jarred Vanderbilt must start winning those paint battles more often. If they do, Minnesota’s hopes of forcing a Game 7 will be more attainable.

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 6 Prediction and Best Bets

Prediction: Grizzlies 118, Timberwolves 115

Best Bets: Grizzlies -1.5 (-110 at FanDuel Sportsbook) and Over 229 (-110 at BetRivers)

Momentum is clearly on the Grizzlies’ side following their Game 5 victory. If Morant truly is back to his old self, the Timberwolves’ backcourt will have a tough time handling him on top of everything else. Expect it to be close, but for the Grizzlies to win.

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Bane is clearly operating at a different level, as proven by his aforementioned 23.6 PPG this series.

He has a great opportunity to hit the over tonight after doing so in eight of his last 14 games, including each of the most recent three this series.

With the way that the Timberwolves will likely focus on Morant, look for Bane to continue making his own magic.

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