Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 11/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Miami Heat are traveling to Target Center on Monday where they will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Heat took the court against the Wizards and took a loss by a final of 107-106 in their last contest. Miami finished the game with a 35.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 98) and made 11 of their 43 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Heat converted 25 of 32 attempts for a rate of 78.1%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 53 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 assists in this game while forcing 15 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 42.7% from the field on 41 of 96 shooting. Washington distributed 33 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Moreover, Washington grabbed 54 rebounds (8 offensive, 46 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Washington finished the game at 71.4% from the free throw line by burying 10 of their 14 tries. They converted 15 out of their 46 tries from distance. When it comes to personal fouls, the Heat ended up with 15 and the Wizards recorded 25 personal fouls.
Kyle Lowry is a player who was a major factor in the game. Lowry walked away from this one shooting 34.8% from the field and recorded 15 dimes. He played for 51 mins and totaled 10 rebounds. He racked up 24 points on 8 out of 23 shooting.
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Miami heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 7-9 so far this season. They average 110.0 points per outing (21st in basketball) while hitting 45.3% from the floor. The Heat are connecting on 34.4% on 3-pointers (196 of 569) and 86.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is collecting 40.3 boards per contest and has 390 assists this season, which ranks 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.4 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Heat are able to force 16.3 turnovers per game while drawing 21.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 404 relinquished so far this year. The Heat are giving up a FG percentage of 47.5% (652 of 1,372) and they concede 43.5 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 36.6% from beyond the arc and they are 8th in the league in PPG allowed (109.9).
The last time they took the court, the Timberwolves took home the win by a final score of 112-109 when they played the 76ers. The Timberwolves were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for the contest. They turned it over 17 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The 76ers had 24 personal fouls in the game which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They were able to make 20 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. When talking about three-point shots, Minnesota made 12 out of 36 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Timberwolves finished the game shooting 40 for 85 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1%. The Timberwolves permitted the 76ers to convert 34 of their 71 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.9% for this contest. They finished shooting 43.8% from downtown by connecting on 14 of 32 and ended up going 27 of 32 at the free throw line (84.4%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Minnesota permitted Philadelphia to grab 39 overall (4 on the offensive side).
D'Angelo Russell was important for the Timberwolves for the game. He made 7 out of 13 in this contest for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Russell had 19 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and earned 7 dimes in this contest.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 8-8 for the year. As an offensive team, the Timberwolves are connecting on 48.3% from the field, which ranks 4th in the league. Minnesota has 1,838 points on the year (114.9 per contest) and they pull in 44.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.9 times per game (9th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 16.1 times per game. The Timberwolves are committing 22.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.8% from the free throw line.
The Timberwolves are ranked 21st in basketball in points given up per game with 115.3. They are able to force 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (5th in basketball). The Minnesota defense gives up 37.1% on shots from distance (228 of 614) and their opposition makes 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 27.3 assists and 45.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 29th and 23rd in basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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