Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 11/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Spectrum Center on Friday.
The Timberwolves took the court against the Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 105-101 in their last game. Minnesota wrapped up the contest with a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and converted 14 of their 47 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Timberwolves buried 17 of their 20 tries for a rate of 85.0%. In regard to hauling in boards, they earned 40 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 30 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing defense, Minnesota allowed 38.9% from the field on 35 of 90 shooting. Miami recorded 26 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. Moreover, Miami grabbed 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Miami went 66.7% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 30 attempts. They also made 11 of 38 tries from long range. In reference to personal fouls, the Timberwolves left the arena with 25 while the Heat finished the game with 20 personal fouls.
Karl-Anthony Towns is someone who was a major factor in this matchup. Towns shot 53.3% from the field and dished out 9 dimes. He played 34 minutes and also snagged 8 boards. He totaled 25 points on 8 out of 15 shooting.
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Minnesota enters this contest with a record of 9-8 so far this year. They average 114.3 pts per game (11th in basketball) while hitting 48.0% from the floor. The Timberwolves are hitting 33.2% on 3-point shots (195 of 588) and 78.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling in 44.0 boards per game and has 461 dimes on the year, which is 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 16.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 22.2 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Timberwolves are able to force 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They are ranked 24th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 462 surrendered for the year. The Timberwolves defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (695 of 1,554) and they surrender 45.1 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 36.7% on shots from distance and they are 20th in basketball in points per game allowed (114.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Hornets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 106-102 when they faced the Wizards. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Charlotte allowed Washington to collect 49 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 38.2% from 3-point land via 13 of 34 and finished the contest at 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). The Hornets allowed the Wizards to convert 40 out of 93 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.0% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Hornets shot 39 out of 100 from the field which had them at 39.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Charlotte made 8 out of 32 attempts (25.0%). They were able to convert 16 of them for a percentage of 69.6%. The Wizards were called for 19 fouls for the game which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Hornets were able to collect 36 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 for the matchup.
Kelly Oubre Jr. was important for the Hornets for the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 20 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds. Oubre tallied 23 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist.
Charlotte has a mark of 4-14 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which is ranked 28th in the NBA. Charlotte has accounted for 1,971 points this year (109.5 per game) and they snag 45.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.3 times per game (12th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per contest. The Hornets are committing 21.9 fouls every game and they hit 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 115.2. They are able to force 15.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (20th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense gives up 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (204 of 605) and opponents are converting on 79.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 25.6 assists and 46.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 17th and 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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