Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014-15 NBA season opener on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm est.
The (0-0) Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA Western Conference Northwest division will take on the (0-0) Memphis Grizzlies of the Western Conference Southwest division in 2014-15 NBA action. The game will be played at The FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. This Sports Handicapper applauded the Minnesota Timberwolves for allowing often injured forward Kevin Love to take his talent to Cleveland and join forces with the best player on the planet. The Memphis Grizzlies are always competitive and that will be the theme again this season at the Arena known as the Grind House. The Grizzlies are the only professional team in town and the Memphis fans are some of the most knowledgeable basketball fans in the league. Charliessports.com Is your source for NBA news, notes and Predictions. NBA Betting Line has the Memphis Grizzlies as a 9′ point home favorite Against The Spread and the total is posted at 194 points for Wednesday’s basketball game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are doing everything is their power to build a winning franchise, owner Glen Taylor is getting sick and tired of being in the draft lottery and is committed to putting a very good product on the floor. Minnesota has not made the best selections in the draft, they dumped Derek Williams from the roster last year and now Love is gone and that’s okay. Fans in the Twin Cities want a run like the one they had from from 1995 to 2004, when the Timberwolves made 7 consecutive playoff appearances, with Kevin Garnett. Minnesota is only 2-8 their last 10 2014-15 NBA Expert Predictions vs.Memphis at the FedEx Forum. The under is also 6-2 the last 8 between the teams in Memphis. The 2014-15 version of the Timberwolves are young but talented, don’t expect a playoff series this year because the Western Conference is so tough. Head Coach Flip Saunders has the number 1 overall pick this year in Andrew Wiggins to build his team around, this kid is not only a star in waiting, but he is a player of high character and that will go a long way. Point guard Ricky Rubio is one of the most underrated players at his position, the team brought in Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia to offset the Love loss. Anthony Bennett was also thrown in for Love and he was the first overall pick in 2013.
The 2014-15 Memphis Grizzlies key acquisition in Free Agency was veteran Vince Carter, why did the Grizzlies bring in a 30 plus year old player when they have to may players in that age range. Memphis preformed very well in last years playoff series loss to Oklahoma City as a matter of fact the Grizzlies had them on the ropes before getting blown out in the 7th and final game. The under is 21-7 the last 28 NBA Predictions between the teams. Memphis has been one of the toughest and defensive minded teams in the NBA, last season they let it go a little more on the offensive end of the basketball court. The key to their success still revolves around the basket with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, these two are beasts around the bucket, even though they can barely get off the ground. Point guard Mike Conley has improved each and every season, this will be a breakout season for the 7 year pro from Ohio State. Memphis has one of the toughest benches in the league led by Tony Allen who can set the tone on defense with a lot of energy. Look for the Grizzlies to be a tough out again in the Playoffs.