Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 11/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Indiana Pacers will play the Minnesota Timberwolves at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday.
The Timberwolves faced off with the Heat and notched a win by a score of 105-101 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Timberwolves finished with 25 while the Heat accounted for 20 fouls. They also converted 11 of 38 attempts from 3-point range. Miami ended up shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 20 of 30 attempts. On top of that, Miami snagged 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Miami totaled 26 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. When discussing defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 38.9% from the floor on 35 out of 90 shooting. They also dished out 30 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves made 17 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 85.0%. Minnesota wrapped up the game with a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and buried 14 of their 47 three-point attempts.
Anthony Edwards is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He recorded 22 points on 9 of 21 shooting. He played 39 minutes and pulled down 7 boards. Edwards ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor and also distributed 4 dimes.
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Minnesota enters this game with a record of 9-8 on the season. They are giving up possession 16.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 22.2 fouls every game. As a team, Minnesota is pulling down 44.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 461 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Timberwolves are hitting 33.2% on three-point attempts (195 of 588) and 78.1% from the charity stripe. They average 114.3 points per game (12th in the NBA) while hitting 48.0% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Timberwolves are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 21.2 fouls. They are 25th in the NBA in giving up assists with 462 relinquished for the campaign. The Timberwolves defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.7% (695 of 1,554) and they relinquish 45.1 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 36.7% on shots from distance and they are 20th in the league in points per game allowed (114.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers took home the win by a final score of 123-102 when they played the Magic. Regarding team rebounding, Indiana permitted Orlando to grab 38 in all (12 on the offensive side). They went 31.4% from distance by going 11 out of 35 and ended up going 19 out of 25 at the free throw line (76.0%). The Pacers allowed the Magic to knock down 36 out of 85 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 42.4% in the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Pacers shot 43 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Indiana knocked down 13 of their 46 attempts (28.3%). They were able to make 24 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 88.9%. The Magic had 25 personal fouls in this game which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They turned the ball over 21 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Pacers earned 36 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 48 for this contest.
Oshae Brissett was important for the Pacers for the game. Brissett earned 18 points in his 27 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the game. He knocked down 5 out of 9 for this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 10-6 for the campaign. The Pacers have committed 22.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 80.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 28.5 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they are turning it over 16.6 times per game. Indiana has tallied 1,869 pts so far this year (116.8 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Pacers defensively are ranked 18th in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.1. They are forcing 15.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the floor (7th in basketball). The Indiana defense allows 37.6% on 3-point shots (207 of 550) and their opposition knocks down 82.3% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.4 assists and 42.8 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 13th and 11th in the league.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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