Free NBA Picks - Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 

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Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:31 PM GMT

Eventually these two teams are going to turn the corner on defense and it could start tonight against one another. Both play at two of the slower paces in the league to start the season and with a total close to 200 points, we might see both teams fall into the 90s here tonight. 

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves 

Neither one of these teams have been putting up their best games to start the season and while we could see both teams get back into their defensive ways, I doubt it happens tonight. The Wolves are currently last in defensive rating to start the season, giving up 114.1 points per 100 possessions. The Grizzlies aren't far behind and due to their injuries, but tonight might be the change in a game that we need.

Tom Thibodeau is going to eventually turn this team into a defensive winner. However, right now outside of Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng, the Wolves aren't great on defense around the wing. Andrew Wiggins is a good defender, but he has to do so much on offense that he is going to struggle until he gets more help on offense, while the Wolves' backcourt might struggle tonight with Mike Conley, who is coming off a double-double. 

However, both teams are playing at a snail's pace this season, at 91 and 93 possessions per 48 minutes. If they play that slow tonight, the under will cash easily for your NBA picks

 

Free NBA Pick: Under 199.5Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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