Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers 11/27/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Minnesota Timberwolves (9-9) are traveling to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they will compete against the Philadelphia 76ers (10-9).
The Timberwolves stepped onto the hardwood against the Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 113-101 in their last game. Minnesota ended with a 40.9% field goal percentage (38 of 93) and buried 18 of their 55 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves made 19 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 90.5%. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 52 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 24 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When talking about the defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the field on 33 out of 74 shooting. Miami doled out 40 assists and had 25 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Miami pulled down 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 7 blocked shots. Miami finished the game at 69.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of 29 attempts. They converted 15 of 42 attempts from 3-point range. When talking about fouls, the Timberwolves ended up finishing with 26 and the Heat accounted for 21 fouls.
Anthony Edwards is one guy who was a factor in this game. He accumulated 33 points on 13 out of 27 shooting. He was on the court for 43 mins and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Edwards walked away from this one shooting 48.1% from the field and also dished out 6 dimes.
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Minnesota will enter this matchup with a record of 9-9 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 22.8 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Minnesota is grabbing 45.8 boards per contest and has tallied 426 assists for the year, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Timberwolves are shooting 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (263 of 786) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 107.4 pts per game (15th in basketball) while connecting on 42.4% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Timberwolves are able to force 18.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. They are 11th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 412 conceded for the season. The Timberwolves defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.1% (673 of 1,560) and they surrender 48.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 30.1% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 8th in the league in PPG allowed (104.8).
The last time they took the court, the 76ers took a loss by a score of 116-96 against the Warriors. When discussing cleaning the glass, Philadelphia permitted Golden State to grab 37 in all (4 offensive). They finished 39.5% from beyond the arc by going 15 of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 24 from the free throw line (70.8%). The 76ers permitted the Warriors to convert 42 of their 80 tries from the floor which left them shooting 52.5% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the 76ers ended up going 34 for 80 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.5%. When discussing shots from downtown, Philadelphia knocked down 8 of 28 tries (28.6%). They were able to knock down 20 of them for a rate of 90.9%. The Warriors committed 16 fouls for the contest which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for 22 attempts. They also turned the ball over 19 times, while recording 10 steals in this matchup. The 76ers were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game.
Seth Curry ended up being a factor for the 76ers for the contest. He knocked down 8 of 16 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 1 rebound. Curry totaled 24 points in his 33 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 10-9 this season. When it comes to offense, the 76ers are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 5th in basketball. Philadelphia has totaled 2,035 points for the season (107.1 per game) and they pull down 41.8 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.4 times per game (22nd in the league) and they are turning it over 12.5 times per contest. The 76ers have committed 18.6 fouls per contest while shooting 82.7% from the charity stripe.
The 76ers defensively are ranked 13th in the NBA in points given up per game with 106.2. They have forced 13.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (15th in the league). The Philadelphia defense concedes 35.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (227 of 634) and their opponents are converting on 78.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 23.9 dimes and 45.5 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 19th and 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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