Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North+
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-9.5)
The Minnesota Timberwolves (13-40) play the Brooklyn Nets (36-17) at Target Center on Monday. The line on this contest has Brooklyn as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 230.
The Brooklyn Nets played the Los Angeles Lakers and took a loss by a score of 126-101 in their last contest. Brooklyn ended the game with a 43.8% FG percentage (35 of 80) and converted 5 out of their 27 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Nets buried 26 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 86.7%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists for the contest while creating 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 50.5% from the floor on 47 out of 93 shooting. Los Angeles earned 30 dimes and had 12 steals for this contest. Additionally, Los Angeles collected 47 rebounds (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 10 blocks. Los Angeles went 65.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of their 20 attempts. They buried 19 out of their 34 tries from distance.
Kevin Durant is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He totaled 22 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He played for 23:50 minutes played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Durant finished the game shooting 47.1% from the floor and dished out 5 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Nets was Kyrie Irving. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 20:40 min played on the night. He finished shooting 54.5% from the field in this game by connecting on 6-of-11 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Irving wasn't able to record an assist.
Brooklyn enters this one with a record of 36-17 this season. They turn the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling in 44.2 rebounds per game and has 1,414 dimes for the season, which ranks 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are connecting on 39.0% on three-point attempts (749 of 1,922) and 80.2% from the free throw line. They average 118.7 pts per game (2nd in the league) while shooting 49.3% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Nets are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They relinquish 36.7% on 3-pointers and they are 25th in the league in opponents points per game (114.4). The Nets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.3% (671 of 1,002) and they relinquish 42.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,303 conceded on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Minnesota Timberwolves walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 145-136 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Timberwolves snagged 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the contest. They gave up possession 14 times, while recording 14 steals for the matchup. The Celtics were called for 25 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for a total of 30 tries. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throws for a rate of 90.0%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Minnesota made 15 of their 42 attempts (35.7%). When the game finished, the Timberwolves ended up shooting 47 out of 96 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.0%. The Timberwolves permitted the Celtics to make 47 of 87 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 54.0% in the game. They finished the game shooting 45.2% from three-point range by going 19 of 42 and ended up going 32 of 34 from the free throw line (94.1%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Minnesota allowed Boston to snag 45 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up having an impact for the Timberwolves in this contest. He made 10 out of 22 in the game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and totaled 12 rebounds. Towns scored 30 points in his 42:02 mins on the hardwood and had 7 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Minnesota was Anthony Edwards. He ended up with 5 dimes in his 40:26 mins played, and he converted 7 of 12 from the floor. Edwards walked away from this one going 58.3% from the field while also contributing 24 points and 5 boards.
Minnesota has a mark of 13-40 this season. The Timberwolves commit 21.1 fouls every game and they hit 77.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per contest (13th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest. Minnesota has accumulated 5,844 points this season (110.3 per contest) and they collect 42.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Timberwolves are connecting on 44.2% from the floor, which is 28th in the NBA. The Timberwolves on the defensive end are ranked 28th in the league in points given up per game with 117.7. They have surrendered 26.5 assists and 46.5 boards per contest, ranking them 29th and 25th in the league. The Minnesota defense allows 39.0% from downtown (663 of 1,702) and opponents are knocking down 79.4% of their foul shots. They have forced 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (29th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+9.5) and over 230 points
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