Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets 11/26/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Minnesota Timberwolves (9-9) are traveling to Spectrum Center on Friday where they will play the Charlotte Hornets (12-8).
The Timberwolves stepped onto the hardwood against the Heat and notched a win by a score of 113-101 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Timberwolves ended up finishing with 26 and the Heat totaled 21 personal fouls. They also buried 15 out of their 42 tries from 3-point land. Miami shot 69.0% at the free throw line by converting 20 of their 29 attempts. In addition, Miami pulled down 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Miami recorded 40 dimes and had 25 steals for this game. Regarding defending, Minnesota allowed 44.6% from the field on 33 out of 74 shooting. They also doled out 24 assists in the game in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 52 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Timberwolves made 19 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 90.5%. Minnesota walked away from the contest having earned a 40.9% FG percentage (38 of 93) and buried 18 of their 55 shots from distance.
Anthony Edwards is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. Edwards finished the game shooting 48.1% from the floor and recorded 6 dimes. He was on the court for 43 mins played and collected 14 rebounds. He recorded 33 points on 13 out of 27 shooting.
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Minnesota enters this game with a win-loss record of 9-9 for the season. They turn the ball over 16.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 22.8 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Minnesota is collecting 45.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 426 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Timberwolves are shooting 33.5% on 3-point shots (263 of 786) and 77.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.4 points per game (15th in basketball) while connecting on 42.4% from the field.
On defense, the Timberwolves have forced 18.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 30.1% on 3-point attempts and they rank 8th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (104.8). The Timberwolves defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.1% (673 of 1,560) and they surrender 48.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 11th in the NBA in allowing assists with 412 surrendered for the season.
When they last played, the Hornets got the victory with a final of 106-99 against the Magic. The Hornets collected 37 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 11 steals in the game. The Magic earned 14 personal fouls for this game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a rate of 76.2%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Charlotte buried 12 of their 41 attempts (29.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hornets shot 39 out of 93 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.9%. The Hornets permitted the Magic to knock down 38 of 93 tries from the floor which had them at 40.9% in this game. They went 35.7% from three-point range by shooting 15 out of 42 and finished the contest at 8 of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning team rebounding, Charlotte permitted Orlando to collect 41 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets for this game. Rozier earned 27 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in this game. He knocked down 11 out of 22 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 12-8 on the year. As an offensive team, the Hornets are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Charlotte has scored 2,237 points this season (111.9 per contest) and they average 45.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 26.0 times per contest (4th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. The Hornets commit 19.3 fouls every game and they shoot 71.9% from the charity stripe.
The Charlotte defense allows 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (261 of 792) and their opponents are knocking down 78.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 25.3 dimes and 49.4 rebounds per contest, which is 25th and 30th in the NBA. The Hornets on defense are ranked 28th in basketball in points allowed per game with 112.4. They are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte
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