The Minnesota Timberwolves (34-32) host the Philadelphia 76ers (42-22) at Target Center, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The Timberwolves are only 2.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s point total is 228.5.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. 76ers
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -143 odds to pick up the win, while the 76ers are listed at +121 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 228.5 points.
Timberwolves vs. 76ers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. 76ers Betting Trends
The Timberwolves have 31 wins against the spread in 66 games this year. Minnesota has won 17, or 53.1%, of the 32 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Timberwolves games this year have gone over the total in 29 out of 64 opportunities (45.3%).
In the 76ers’ 64 games this year, they have 37 wins against the spread. Philadelphia has won 10 of the 19 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (52.6%). 76ers games this year have gone over the total in 36 of 64 opportunities (56.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves vs. 76ers Injury Report
76ers: Tobias Harris: Out (Calf), PJ Tucker: Out (Back)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Offensively, Minnesota is scoring 115.6 points per game (10th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 115.6 points per contest at the other end of the court (18th-ranked). Offensively the Timberwolves have fared better in home games this year, putting up 117.1 points per game, compared to 114.1 per game when playing on the road. The Timberwolves have been putting up 116.5 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 115.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
Minnesota is draining 12.1 treys per game (16th-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 36% three-point percentage (17th-ranked). This year, the Timberwolves have taken 61.4% two-pointers, accounting for 71.8% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 38.6% from beyond the arc (28.2% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Offensively, Philadelphia is the 14th-ranked squad in the league (115 points per game). Defensively, it is fourth-best (111.2 points allowed per game). At home the 76ers are putting up 114.9 points per game, 0.1 fewer points than they are averaging away (115). Over their previous 10 games, the 76ers are posting 118.3 points per contest, 3.3 more than their season average (115).
Philadelphia is 10th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.7 per game) and second-best in 3-point percentage (38.7%). In 2022-23, the 76ers have attempted 60.7% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 39.3% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 68.6% of the 76ers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 31.4% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the 76ers, and we predict that 76ers will cover the spread (Timberwolves -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228.5 points.
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