Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 12/3/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Minnesota Timberwolves (11-11) are headed to Barclays Center on Friday where they will meet the Brooklyn Nets (15-6).
The Timberwolves faced off with the Wizards and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-107 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Timberwolves walked away with 23 and the Wizards accounted for 13 fouls. They made 10 of 32 shots from 3-point land. Washington finished the contest at 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 21 tries. On top of that, Washington pulled down 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Washington distributed 52 assists and had 34 steals for this game. When talking about defending, Minnesota allowed 49.5% from the floor on 45 of 91 shooting. They also recorded 15 dimes for the game as well as forcing 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Timberwolves made 22 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. Minnesota ended the contest with a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 of 88) and converted 11 of their 37 shots from beyond the arc.
Karl-Anthony Towns is a player who was important in this matchup. He accounted for 34 points on 11 out of 25 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds. Towns finished the game at 44.0% from the field and also earned 1 assist.
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Minnesota comes into this one with a win-loss record of 11-11 so far this year. They currently have an average of 108.0 pts per contest (13th in the league) while hitting 42.9% from the floor. The Timberwolves are connecting on 33.2% on three-point shots (308 of 929) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Minnesota is pulling in 45.9 boards per game and has accounted for 512 dimes this year, which ranks 17th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 16.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 23.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Timberwolves have forced 17.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 fouls. They concede 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 18th in the league in points per game allowed (106.9). The Timberwolves defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.8% (842 of 1,923) and they relinquish 48.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 21st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 532 relinquished so far this year.
For their last game, the Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 112-110 when they faced the Knicks. The Nets were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the game. They also coughed it up 9 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Knicks earned 10 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.0%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Brooklyn converted 8 of 28 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets finished shooting 41 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.2%. The Nets permitted the Knicks to make 44 out of 91 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4% for the matchup. They went 34.4% from beyond the perimeter via 11 out of 32 and finished the game at 11 out of 12 at the free throw line (91.7%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Brooklyn allowed New York to snag 32 in all (10 offensive).
James Harden was important for the Nets in the game. Harden totaled 34 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 8 dimes in this contest. He converted 11 out of 20 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and tallied 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 15-6 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Nets are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the league. Brooklyn has tallied 2,301 points on the season (109.6 per game) and they snag 44.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 25.4 times per contest (5th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per game. The Nets are committing 18.8 fouls per game and they hit 81.0% from the free throw line.
The Brooklyn defense surrenders 30.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (236 of 765) and their opponents are making 80.2% of their foul shots. They concede 21.9 dimes and 46.6 total boards per game, which is 5th and 21st in basketball. The Nets are ranked 11th in the league in points given up per game with 105.6. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (2nd in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn and under the total points
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