Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/18/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: NBA TV
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Knicks (22-21) will go up against the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22) on Tuesday.
The Timberwolves faced the Warriors and went home with a win by a final score of 119-99 in their last game. Minnesota ended the contest with a 49.5% FG percentage (45 of 91) and knocked down 16 of 43 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves converted 13 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 65.0%. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 47 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 30 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In relation to defense, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 39.0% from the field on 32 of 82 shooting. Golden State recorded 47 assists and had 20 steals in this contest. Additionally, Golden State snagged 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 9 blocks. Golden State went 75.9% from the free throw line by making 22 of 29 shots. They converted 13 of their 42 shots from long range. When it comes to fouls, the Timberwolves left the arena with 21 while the Warriors totaled 15 fouls.
Karl-Anthony Towns is a guy who was a major factor in this game. Towns finished shooting 55.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 30 minutes played and also grabbed 11 boards. He had 26 points on 11 of 20 shooting.
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Minnesota comes into this contest with a mark of 21-22 on the season. They currently have an average of 110.1 pts per contest (11th in the league) while shooting 43.9% from the floor. The Timberwolves are connecting on 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (613 of 1,797) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Minnesota is pulling down 45.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,059 dimes so far this year, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 22.1 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Timberwolves are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 21st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,077 relinquished for the year. The Timberwolves defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.8% (1,658 of 3,699) and they concede 46.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 18th in basketball in points per game allowed (109.1).
The last time they took the court, the Knicks got the victory with a final of 117-108 when they faced the Hawks. The Knicks collected 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 44 in the matchup. They turned it over 8 times, while recording 2 steals for the game. The Hawks were called for 9 fouls for this contest which got the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 26 shots. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.9%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, New York converted 13 out of 31 attempts (41.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 42 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.6%. The Knicks permitted the Hawks to bury 40 of their 80 tries from the field which had them sitting at 50.0% for the contest. They shot 36.4% from distance by connecting on 16 of 44 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). In reference to attacking the glass, New York allowed Atlanta to pull down 27 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Alec Burks was important for the Knicks in this game. He made 4 out of 8 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. Burks had 17 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and accounted for 8 assists for the contest.
New York has a mark of 22-21 this year. The Knicks are committing 19.1 fouls every game and they connect on 76.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per contest. New York has accumulated 4,497 points on the year (104.6 per game) and they snag 45.3 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are shooting 43.8% from the field, which ranks 25th in the NBA.
The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the NBA in PPG given up with 104.6. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (5th in basketball). The New York defense allows 34.6% from downtown (558 of 1,611) and their opposition makes 78.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 24.0 assists and 44.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 16th and 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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