Memphis Grizzlies: Contributor score predictions vs. Timberwolves

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports /

The Memphis Grizzlies have been hot and cold all year long, most recently losing in disappointing fashion to the Washington Wizards. The Wizards handed Memphis a 28-point loss, keeping the Grizzlies from threatening Washington’s own home court.

The Grizz will have an opportunity to bounce back against an average-looking Timberwolves squad that currently sits at 3-4.

After a rough performance from… *checks notes* …everybody on the team, Memphis will look to bounce back in a big way. A vulnerable young Wolves squad could be susceptible to a blowout and the Grizz will try to make that happen at FedEx Forum.

Can the Grizzlies defend their home court against the Timberwolves? Our contributors weigh in.

Jack Williams (Site Expert): Memphis did beat a solid Nuggets team twice in a row, but looked extremely vulnerable against the Wizards. I’m not really sure what we’ll get out of the Grizzlies, but my gut feeling tells me that they’ll be able to bounce back with a vengeance. Ja Morant has struggled in the past two games — I think he bounces back tonight. I don’t think Memphis will just win — I think they’ll play angry and it’ll show up in a blowout victory on their home court.

Memphis Grizzlies 132, Minnesota Timberwolves 105

Justin Churchill: The Grizzlies will be trying to get back going with a potential win over the Timberwolves, after losing in ugly fashion to the Wizards on the road. Memphis will be at home for this one in which they are 3-1 so far this season. This is a Timberwolves team that has great young talent, but the team is still not where they want to be with a 3-5 record. I’m predicting the Grizzlies take advantage of that and win this one.

Memphis Grizzlies 112, Minnesota Timberwolves 97 

Jacob Ellerbee: The Timberwolves have lost four consecutive games and will likely be without DeAngelo Russell (day-to-day). Things may get chippy if Minnesota falls behind early as frustrations are high. KAT and ANT are going to be fun to watch, though. Still, I’ll take the Grizz in a big win. Hopefully, Ja Morant can find his three-point shot in this game.

Memphis Grizzlies 119, Minnesota Timberwolves 101

Noah Hancock: After a struggling night in Washington, expect the Grizz to come back in a big way to beat up a struggling Timberwolves team who will be without their usual starting point guard. Memphis has been great at home so far, and Fed-ex Forum has been electric. As long as Memphis holds KAT and Anthony Edwards under a combined 50 pts, the Grizzlies should make quick work tonight out of Minnesota. Big games from the Grizz core should be expected.

Memphis Grizzlies 109, Minnesota Timberwolves 89

Will Jones: We’re going to learn a lot about this Grizz team and their opponent the Minnesota Timberwolves on this early season Monday. The Timberwolves have lost four straight and know how quickly a season can go off the rails according to their star KAT. The Grizzlies need to prove they can win the Monday games against teams they consider themselves a class above. Ja bounces back with a lot of points but a lot of assists too.

Memphis Grizzlies 118, Minnesota Timberwolves 106

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