Charlotte Hornets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 2/15/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Target Center is the site where the Minnesota Timberwolves (30-27) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (29-29) on Tuesday.
The Hornets faced the Grizzlies and took a loss by a final of 125-118 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the contest having earned a 40.2% field goal percentage (39 of 97) and converted 14 of their 45 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Hornets knocked down 26 of their 33 tries for a rate of 78.8%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they collected 53 with 18 of them being offensive. They also doled out 28 dimes in the matchup while creating 8 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 49.0% from the field on 47 of 96 shooting. Memphis dished out 57 dimes and had 31 steals for this game. On top of that, Memphis collected 41 boards (16 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Memphis finished the game at 60.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 20 of their 33 shots. They made 11 out of their 33 tries from distance. Regarding fouls, the Hornets ended up finishing with 29 while the Grizzlies had 17 fouls.
Terry Rozier is one guy who came through in the matchup. He accumulated 35 points on 11 of 27 shooting. He was on the court for 41 mins played and also snagged 10 boards. Rozier finished the game at 40.7% from the floor and earned 9 assists.
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Charlotte steps onto the hardwood with a record of 29-29 on the campaign. They have an average of 113.8 points per game (1st in the league) on 45.8% from the field. The Hornets are shooting 36.0% from downtown (803 of 2,231) and 73.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Charlotte is collecting 44.6 boards per game and has totaled 1,572 dimes on the campaign, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. They are 30th in the league in giving up assists with 1,512 conceded on the season. The Hornets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.5% (2,426 of 5,215) and they surrender 47.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 36.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 28th in the league in points per game from their opponents (114.6).
The last time they took the court, the Timberwolves took home the win by a final score of 129-120 when they faced the Pacers. When discussing rebounds, Minnesota allowed Indiana to collect 32 in all (22 on the offensive side). They shot 28.9% from distance by hitting 13 out of 45 and ended up going 17 of 22 from the charity stripe (77.3%). The Timberwolves permitted the Pacers to make 45 out of their 102 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 44.1% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Timberwolves ended up shooting 43 for 84 from the field which had them sitting at 51.2%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Minnesota made 18 out of their 34 attempts (52.9%). They were able to convert 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 89.3%. The Pacers committed 13 fouls in this contest which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for 28 tries. They turned it over 13 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Timberwolves were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 38 for the contest.
Anthony Edwards was important for the Timberwolves for this game. He converted 13 out of 25 for the game giving him a rate of 52.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Edwards accumulated 37 points in his 39 minutes on the court and earned 4 assists in this matchup.
Minnesota has a mark of 30-27 for the year. The Timberwolves are responsible for committing 21.6 personal fouls every game and they go 76.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 25.1 times per game (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. Minnesota has accounted for 6,460 points for the campaign (113.3 per contest) and they collect 44.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Timberwolves are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which is 23rd in the NBA.
The Timberwolves on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.7. They are forcing 16.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (16th in basketball). The Minnesota defense gives up 34.9% on 3-point shots (748 of 2,141) and their opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.9 assists and 46.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 28th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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