Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/24/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (11-6) are en route to Target Center on Wednesday where they will play the Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9).
The Heat took the court against the Wizards and took a loss by a final of 103-100 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Heat finished with 26 and the Wizards racked up 19 personal fouls. They also knocked down 11 of 30 tries from downtown. Washington shot 87.0% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 23 tries. In addition, Washington snagged 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Washington recorded 35 assists and had 22 steals for this contest. Concerning defense, Miami allowed 48.6% from the floor on 36 of 74 shooting. They also recorded 21 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Heat made 17 of 20 tries for a rate of 85.0%. Miami walked away from the game with a 46.9% field goal percentage (38 out of 81) and made 7 of their 27 three-point shots.
Jimmy Butler is one player who was a major factor in this game. He accumulated 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He played for 38 mins played and pulled down 5 rebounds. Butler went 57.9% from the floor and also totaled 4 assists.
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Miami will enter this game with a win-loss record of 11-6 on the campaign. They are averaging 109.8 pts per game (8th in the league) while connecting on 46.4% from the floor. The Heat are shooting 34.8% on three-point shots (196 of 563) and 82.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 46.9 boards per contest and has 410 dimes on the season, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.9 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Heat have forced 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are conceding 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 3rd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (102.4). The Heat defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.3% (623 of 1,438) and they relinquish 40.7 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 5th in the league in allowing assists with 373 surrendered on the season.
For their last game, the Timberwolves got the win with a final of 110-96 when they faced the Pelicans. In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Minnesota permitted New Orleans to snag 33 in total (15 offensive). They finished 18.8% from three-point range by going 6 of 32 and ended up going 16 of 18 from the free throw line (88.9%). The Timberwolves allowed the Pelicans to knock down 37 out of their 88 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.0% in this matchup. In all, the Timberwolves walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 100 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.0%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Minnesota converted 10 out of 44 attempts (22.7%). They were able to knock down 20 of them for a rate of 71.4%. The Pelicans had 21 fouls in the game which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for 28 tries. They also coughed it up 11 times, while recording 14 steals for the matchup. The Timberwolves corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 21 offensive boards for a total of 49 in this game.
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up being a factor for the Timberwolves for this game. He buried 10 of 21 in this matchup for a rate of 47.6%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. Towns earned 28 points in his 35 mins of playing time and tallied 2 dimes in this game.
Minnesota has a record of 8-9 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Timberwolves are shooting 42.5% from the field, which ranks 26th in the league. Minnesota has earned 1,821 pts for the campaign (107.1 per game) and they pull in 45.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.6 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 16.2 times per game. The Timberwolves are responsible for committing 22.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Minnesota defense allows 29.7% on 3-point attempts (182 of 612) and their opposition knocks down 79.4% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 22.8 dimes and 48.7 rebounds per game, which is 14th and 29th in the NBA. The Timberwolves on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the NBA in PPG given up with 105.0. They have forced 18.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.1% from the floor (4th in basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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