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Market Report Recap for Monday, November 8th
Over the course 1,230 games there are going to be some insane results, but nothing could prepare bettors for what transpired in Memphis last night. With 4:44 left to go in the fourth quarter the Timberwolves held a 13-point lead after a Jaden McDaniels dunk. From that point on the Grizzlies would go on a 20-4 run that gave them a 113-110 lead with 2.5 seconds left on the clock. After a foul Minnesota would have 1.1 seconds to get a 3-point shot off to force overtime and the unthinkable happened.
Minnesota would go on to be outscored 12-5 in the overtime period, failing to cover every number that was available throughout the day. I am not sure where that ranks all time, but I can tell you it is at the top of the #NothingButAgony rankings for this season.
Meanwhile, the loss drops the Timberwolves to 0-5 SU and ATS in its last five games and a 1-7 ATS in its last eight games. Over the course of this current five-game slide Minnesota owns a -10.9 net rating overall, but the most alarming issue for this team is its inability to close out games. They rank last in fourth quarter net rating this season at -29.3 which is 9.3 points worse than the team ahead of them. Over the last five games that net rating in the fourth quarter is -44.0 according to NBA.com. Chris Finch needs to do some soul searching here because his team is woefully unprepared in fourth quarters this season, and there are already rumblings of discord.