Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 4/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Minnesota Timberwolves (45-34) are hosting the Washington Wizards (34-44) at Target Center on Tuesday.
The Wizards took the court against the Celtics and went home with a loss by a final score of 144-102 in their last game. Washington ended having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (38 of 82) and knocked down 8 out of their 21 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wizards converted 18 of 20 tries for a percentage of 90.0%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 21 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 61.5% from the field on 56 out of 91 shooting. Boston earned 39 dimes and had 39 steals in the game. Moreover, Boston grabbed 32 boards (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Boston finished the contest at 69.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 13 shots. They converted 23 of 44 shots from distance. In relation to fouls, the Wizards ended up with 14 while the Celtics finished the game with 7 fouls.
Ish Smith is one guy who was a contributor in this matchup. Smith finished 80.0% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes. He played for 28 minutes and also collected 1 rebound. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 8 of 10 shooting.
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Washington enters this game with a record of 34-44 on the campaign. They average 108.6 pts per game (22nd in the league) while going 47.0% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 34.2% on shots from downtown (820 of 2,396) and 78.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 43.1 boards per game and is sitting with 1,942 assists for the year, which is 14th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.8 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Wizards have forced 11.9 turnovers every game while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They rank 7th in the league in giving up assists with 1,827 surrendered this season. The Wizards defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (3,211 of 6,927) and they surrender 44.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 35.7% on shots from downtown and they rank 17th in the league in opponents PPG (111.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Timberwolves walked away with a victory by a final of 139-132 when they faced the Rockets. The Timberwolves snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 32 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while earning 13 steals for the contest. The Rockets had 23 personal fouls for the contest which got the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of those for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of three-point attempts, Minnesota converted 17 of their 41 tries (41.5%). In all, the Timberwolves went 51 out of 86 from the floor which had them sitting at 59.3%. The Timberwolves permitted the Rockets to make 48 of 85 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 56.5% in this game. They wrapped up this game 40.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 16 of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 29 at the free throw line (69.0%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Minnesota permitted Houston to grab 25 in total (11 offensive).
Anthony Edwards was important for the Timberwolves in this matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 21 for this game for a rate of 57.1%, and had 4 rebounds. Edwards accumulated 33 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 5 dimes in this matchup.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 45-34 this year. The Timberwolves have committed 21.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.6 times per contest (7th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per contest. Minnesota has earned 9,146 points so far this year (115.8 per game) and they grab 44.4 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Timberwolves are hitting on 45.7% from the floor, which ranks them 21st in basketball.
The Timberwolves are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.8. They are able to force 16.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the floor (16th in the league). The Minnesota defense surrenders 34.8% on 3-pointers (1,038 of 2,983) and their opponents are connecting on 78.3% of their free throw attempts. They give up 26.1 assists and 45.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 27th and 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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