The Minnesota Timberwolves (34-33) host the Brooklyn Nets (37-29) at Target Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 10, 2023. The Timberwolves are 4.5-point favorites in the game. The point total is 226.5 points for the outing.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. Nets
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -181 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +154 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Timberwolves vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: YES
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. Nets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Timberwolves are 31-34-2 this year. Minnesota has been victorious in 17, or 51.5%, of the 33 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Timberwolves have gone over the point total in 43.9% of their opportunities this year (29 times in 66 games with a set point total).
The Nets are 36-30-0 against the spread this year. Brooklyn has won 10 of the 28 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (35.7%). Nets games this season have hit the over on 29 of 66 set point totals (43.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves vs. Nets Injury Report
Nets: Ben Simmons: Out (Back/Knee), Royce O’Neale: Out (Knee), Spencer Dinwiddie: Out (Rest), Nicolas Claxton: Out (Thumb), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
So far this year, Minnesota is posting 115.3 points per game (12th-ranked in NBA) and giving up 115.6 points per contest (18th-ranked). The Timberwolves are posting 116.4 points per game in home games. On the road, they are averaging 114.1 points per contest. The Timberwolves’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, racking up 114.7 points a contest compared to the 115.3 they’ve averaged this year.
So far this season, Minnesota is making 12.1 three-pointers per game (16th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.9% (17th-ranked) from downtown. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Timberwolves have taken 61.4% two-pointers (accounting for 71.7% of the team’s baskets) and 38.6% from beyond the arc (28.3%).
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn puts up 113.6 points per game and allow 112.7, making them 18th in the league on offense and 11th on defense. At home the Nets are putting up 114.4 points per game, 1.5 more than they are averaging away (112.9). In their previous 10 games, the Nets are scoring 110.6 points per contest, compared to their season average of 113.6.
Brooklyn is 10th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.7 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.4%). The Nets take 39% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.3% of the Nets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 69.7% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Timberwolves, and we expect that Nets will cover the spread (Timberwolves -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 226.5 points.
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