Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+11.5)
The Minnesota Timberwolves (11-35) head to Barclays Center on Monday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (31-15). The spread on this matchup has Brooklyn as 11.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 227.
The Minnesota Timberwolves faced the Houston Rockets and took a loss by a score of 129-107 in their last game. Minnesota finished having earned a 42.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 85) and made 13 of 40 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Timberwolves made 22 of their 28 tries for a percentage of 78.6%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they compiled 40 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 assists in this matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about defending, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 54.3% from the floor on 50 out of 92 shooting. Houston earned 29 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. On top of that, Houston totaled 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Houston walked away from this one shooting 84.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 13 shots. They also knocked down 18 of their 39 attempts from 3-point range.
Anthony Edwards is one player who came through for this game. He ended up finishing with 27 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 34:07 mins and also snagged 4 rebounds. Edwards finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Timberwolves was Karl-Anthony Towns. He grabbed 15 rebounds in his 33:10 min on the court. He finished the contest at 63.6% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 7-of-11 (27 points). When the game finished, Towns earned 4 assists.
Minnesota will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 11-35 for the campaign. The Timberwolves are hitting 34.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (579 of 1,671) and 76.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 109.2 pts per contest (23rd in the NBA) on 44.1% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling down 43.0 boards per game and is sitting with 1,157 dimes this year, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Timberwolves are able to force 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 29th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,209 conceded this year. The Timberwolves are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.1% (700 of 874) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 38.6% on 3-pointers while they are 28th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (117.2).
In their last game, the Brooklyn Nets got the win with a final of 113-111 when they faced the Detroit Pistons. The Nets pulled down 33 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 49 in the game. They also gave up possession 10 times, while earning 3 steals in this game. The Pistons were called for 30 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to knock down 26 of them for a rate of 76.5%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Brooklyn buried 13 of their 33 attempts (39.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nets shot 37 out of 84 from the floor which had them shooting 44.0%. The Nets allowed the Pistons to make 33 of their 73 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.2% in this contest. They finished 35.5% from three-point range via 11 of 31 and finished the contest at 34 of 47 at the free throw line (72.3%). When talking about rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Detroit to get 36 in all (7 offensive).
James Harden pitched in for the Nets for the contest. He converted 14 of 30 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and had 14 rebounds. Harden earned 44 points in his 42:14 mins on the court and added 8 dimes in this matchup. Another guy who came through for Brooklyn was DeAndre Jordan. He ended up finishing with no assists in 20:13 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 of 8 from the floor. Jordan finished going 62.5% from the floor while also collecting 10 points and 9 boards.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 31-15 for the year. As an offense, the Nets are hitting on 49.5% from the field, which ranks them 1st in the league. Brooklyn has tallied 5,486 points on the campaign (119.3 per contest) and they pull down 44.1 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.4 times per game (7th in the league) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per game. The Nets are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per game and they connect on 79.5% from the free throw line. The Nets defensively are ranked 26th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 115.1. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (13th in the NBA). The Brooklyn defense concedes 36.6% on three-point shots (602 of 1,645) and opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.6 assists and 42.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 16th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+11.5)
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