NBA Betting Tips: Timberwolves looking for sixth-straight win

 | December 08 | 

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The NBA regular season resumes on Friday night, after a break for the In-Season Tournament semi-final stage. There's 12 games taking place, and we've picked out our best bets for the upcoming matches.

NBA Betting Tips

  • Timberwolves @ Grizzlies - Timberwolves (-6.5) @ EVS
  • Cavaliers @ Heat - Cavaliers @ 10/11
  • Warriors @ Thunder - Thunder (-3.5) @ 10/11

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Timberwolves @ Grizzlies - Timberwolves (-6.5) @ EVS

The resurgent Memphis Grizzlies are seeking revenge against the red-hot Minnesota Timberwolves here.

The Timberwolves were 119-97 winners over Memphis back on November 26, where Anthony Edwards led the way with 24 points.

Minnesota come into this game off the back of a 102-94 home win over San Antonio in their previous contest on Wednesday night, while Memphis won for the third time in four games as they took down the Pistons on the road.

While Memphis have pieced together a few wins in recent weeks, they're still missing several key pieces from their rotation, and the Timberwolves have the best record in the league for a reason.

Cavaliers @ Heat - Cavaliers @ 10/11

The Cleveland Cavaliers are seeking a fifth win in six games when they travel to Miami to take on the Heat, and I think this game is a coin-flip honestly, as both teams have identical records for the season (12-9) heading into this contest.

The Cavs are a top-five team in the NBA in terms of defense, and while Miami stunned Toronto last time out, I still feel like the potential absence of Bam Adebayo here could be pivotal, as he's arguably the best rebounder in the NBA.

In addition, Tyler Herro continues to be ruled out through injury, and without him, the Heat will struggle to score from beyond the arc against the Cavs' perimeter defense.

Donovan Mitchell is an elite scorer, and currently ranks ninth in the entire league for points per game, and I expect him to lead Cleveland to victory here.

Warriors @ Thunder - Thunder (-3.5) @ 10/11

Though the Warriors are coming off the back of a 110-106 win over Portland on Wednesday, they're 5-10 since November 5 heading into Friday night's matchup  with Oklahoma City.

Golden State have had an inconsistent start, and currently find themselves in 11th spot in the Western Conference rankings, while OKC have enjoyed a brilliant campaign so far, occupying second place in the West.

The Thunder have held three of their last four opponents to 110 points or less, so I expect them to keep Golden State’s offense in check on Friday. In Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City have a bonafide superstar who can deliver in the big moments on any night, and he's crucial to the Thunder's offense.

The Warriors have lost four-straight road games, and heading to OKC is a tough task, and I expect the home side to cover here.

Check out the rest of our NBA Betting Tips here.

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