Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/12/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
FTX Arena is where the Miami Heat (44-23) will compete against the Minnesota Timberwolves (38-29) on Saturday.
The Timberwolves faced off with the Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 132-102 in their last game. Minnesota finished with a 52.3% field goal percentage (45 of 86) and knocked down 22 of their 52 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Timberwolves knocked down 20 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 48 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 34 assists in the matchup as well as creating 0 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Pertaining to defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 41.4% from the field on 36 out of 87 shooting. Oklahoma City totaled 42 dimes and had 26 steals in the game. Moreover, Oklahoma City snagged 33 boards (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Oklahoma City finished 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 16 of 24 attempts. They also knocked down 14 out of their 43 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When discussing fouls, the Timberwolves ended up with 18 while the Thunder recorded 15 fouls.
Malik Beasley is a guy who played a role for this game. Beasley finished the game at 64.7% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He played 30 minutes played and collected 5 boards. He was able to score 33 points on 11 out of 17 shooting.
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Minnesota enters this one with a mark of 38-29 so far this season. They average 114.7 pts per contest (1st in the NBA) while connecting on 45.3% from the floor. The Timberwolves are hitting 35.2% on 3-pointers (982 of 2,791) and 76.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Minnesota is snagging 44.7 boards per contest and has totaled 1,715 assists for the year, which has them ranked 7th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.6 times per game and as a group they commit 21.8 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 16.6 turnovers per game while drawing 20.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 29th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,720 relinquished this year. The Timberwolves defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (2,635 of 5,816) and they concede 46.0 boards per game as a team. They give up 34.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 20th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (111.6).
In their last game, the Heat walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 111-90 against the Suns. The Heat snagged 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the matchup. They coughed it up 14 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Suns were called for 14 personal fouls in this contest which took the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of them for a percentage of 76.9%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Miami made 10 out of 33 attempts (30.3%). In all, the Heat ended up going 35 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.8%. The Heat permitted the Suns to convert 45 of 99 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 45.5% in the matchup. They finished 29.7% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 11 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 10 from the charity stripe (100.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, Miami permitted Phoenix to grab 41 overall (14 on the offensive side).
Duncan Robinson ended up being important for the Heat for this game. Robinson racked up 22 points in his 31 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this game. He made 7 of 15 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and had 3 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 44-23 so far this season. The Heat commit 20.5 fouls every game and they go 80.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.7 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.7 times per contest. Miami has totaled 7,330 pts so far this year (109.4 per contest) and they snag 44.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Heat are connecting on 46.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 13th in basketball.
The Heat on the defensive side of the court are 4th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 104.7. They are able to force 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (4th in the league). The Miami defense allows 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (876 of 2,572) and opponents are knocking down 77.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 23.1 dimes and 41.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks 5th and 1st in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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