Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+2.5)
Spectrum Center is the site where and the Charlotte Hornets (12-14) will play the Minnesota Timberwolves (6-19) on Friday. Charlotte opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 225.
The Minnesota Timberwolves faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-112 in their last game. Minnesota ended having earned a 43.2% FG percentage (41 out of 95) and converted 15 out of their 41 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Timberwolves made 15 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 43 with 16 of them being offensive. They also doled out 29 assists in this game in addition to having 8 steals and 8 rejections. In the matter of defending, Minnesota allowed 50.0% from the field on 41 of 82 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 23 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. In addition, the Clippers grabbed 48 rebounds (11 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 86.2% at the charity stripe by converting 25 of 29 attempts. They made 12 of 23 tries from long range.
Malik Beasley is a guy who was a contributor for the game. He left the arena with 21 points on 5 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 34:19 mins played and also collected 5 rebounds. Beasley ended up going 33.3% from the field and recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Timberwolves was Karl-Anthony Towns. He totaled 10 boards and collected 3 dimes. He shot 53.3% from the field in the matchup by going 8-of-15 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Towns played 30:52 min.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-19 this season. They have an average of 107.7 points per game (26th in the league) while going 43.8% from the field. The Timberwolves are shooting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (306 of 879) and 74.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling down 43.5 boards per game and has earned 607 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.5 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are ranked 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 653 relinquished this year. The Timberwolves are allowing a FG percentage of 47.7% (377 of 464) and they surrender 47.0 boards per contest as a team. They give up 37.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 26th in basketball in points per game allowed (115.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Charlotte Hornets went home defeated by a final of 130-114 when they faced the Memphis Grizzlies. The Hornets snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest. They turned away 4 tries while earning 11 steals for the matchup. The Grizzlies earned 18 fouls in this matchup which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for 12 tries. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Charlotte converted 14 out of 29 tries (48.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hornets walked away from this one shooting 45 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.9%. The Hornets allowed the Grizzlies to bury 47 of their 94 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for this game. They finished shooting 46.9% from behind the 3-point line by going 23 out of 49 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). When talking about team rebounding, Charlotte permitted Memphis to collect 46 in all (19 offensive).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets in this contest. He converted 12 of 17 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 70.6%, which had him finishing with 34 points. Rozier totaled 3 boards in his 33:03 mins of time on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the game. Another guy who came through for Charlotte was LaMelo Ball. He finished with 17 points in 28:14 mins on the court by going 8 of 15 from the floor for the game. Ball ended the game having shot 53.3% from the field and also totaling 5 assists and 2 boards.
Charlotte has a mark of 12-14 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hornets are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in the league. Charlotte has totaled 2,885 points for the campaign (111.0 per game) and they grab 44.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 27.9 times per contest (2nd in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.7 times per contest. The Hornets are committing 18.4 fouls per game and they shoot 76.0% from the free throw line. The Hornets are ranked 12th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.2. They have surrendered 28.0 dimes and 46.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 30th and 22nd in the NBA. The Charlotte defense gives up 36.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (391 of 1,060) and their opposition knocks down 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+2.5)
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