The New York Knicks (42-30) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-37) at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 20, 2023. The contest tips at 7:30 PM ET and airs on MSG. The Timberwolves are 8.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 228 point total.
How to bet Knicks vs. Timberwolves
New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -358 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +284 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.
Knicks vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 20, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
In the Knicks’ 72 games this season, they have 41 wins against the spread. New York has come away with 23 wins in the 34 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Knicks games this year have hit the over 51.4% of the time (37 out of 72 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Timberwolves are 33-37-2 this year. Minnesota has won 47.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (18-20). Timberwolves games this season have eclipsed the over/under 45.8% of the time (33 out of 72 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Knicks vs. Timberwolves Injury Report
Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert: Questionable (Ankle), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Austin Rivers: Questionable (Back), Jaylen Nowell: Doubtful (Knee), Naz Reid: Questionable (Calf), Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Ankle)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
So far this season, New York is scoring 115.1 points per game (14th-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 112.2 points per contest (sixth-ranked). At home, the Knicks are averaging 2.1 more points per game (116.2) than they are when playing on the road (114.1). The Knicks’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 117.2 points per contest compared to the 115.1 they’ve averaged this season.
New York is 12th in the NBA with 12.3 treys per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 22nd with a 34.8% shooting percentage from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Knicks have taken 60.3% two-pointers (accounting for 70.3% of the team’s buckets) and 39.7% three-pointers (29.7%).
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
In 2022-23, Minnesota is 12th in the NBA offensively (115.6 points scored per game) and 18th on defense (116 points allowed). The Timberwolves average 116.2 points per game at home, and 115 on the road. While the Timberwolves are scoring 115.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their previous 10 games, tallying 115.3 points per contest.
In 2022-23, Minnesota is 16th in the league in 3-point makes (12 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Timberwolves attempt 38.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 28% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 61.6% of their shots, with 72% of their makes coming from there.
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