Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 3/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Timberwolves will try to beat the Brooklyn Nets at Target Center on Friday.
The Nets faced the Rockets and walked away with a win by a score of 118-96 in their last game. Brooklyn walked away from the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (40 of 81) and converted 15 out of their 40 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Nets buried 23 of their 29 attempts for a rate of 79.3%. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled a total of 36 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 23 dimes in this game as well as forcing 19 turnovers and having 12 steals. When it comes to the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 43.4% from the field on 36 of 83 shooting. Houston distributed 14 assists and had 6 steals for the game. In addition, Houston collected 48 rebounds (15 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Houston finished 70.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of 24 tries. They also knocked down 7 of 26 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Nets finished with 21 while the Rockets recorded 22 personal fouls.
Mikal Bridges is one guy who was a major contributor in the game. Bridges went 45.0% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played but did not grab any rebounds. He accounted for 30 points on 9 out of 20 shooting.
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Brooklyn heads into this one with a mark of 37-28 for the campaign. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 21.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Brooklyn is grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,657 assists this year, which has them ranked 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are hitting 38.4% on 3-pointers (824 of 2,148) and 79.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.6 points per game (18th in basketball) while hitting 49.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Nets are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They give up 37.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 11th in the league in points per game allowed (112.6). The Nets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (2,646 of 5,730) and they surrender 44.7 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 2nd in basketball in allowing assists with 1,489 surrendered for the campaign.
In their last game, the Timberwolves took a defeat with a final score of 117-94 when they played the 76ers. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Minnesota allowed Philadelphia to collect 54 overall (8 on the offensive side). They went 60.0% from distance by shooting 15 of 25 and ended up going 22 of 23 at the free throw line (95.7%). The Timberwolves permitted the 76ers to convert 40 of 81 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 49.4% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Timberwolves finished 34 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.5%. With regard to 3-point shots, Minnesota converted 11 out of their 36 tries (30.6%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. The 76ers committed 17 fouls in this contest which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They gave up possession 11 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Timberwolves snagged 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 34 in this contest.
Anthony Edwards was important for the Timberwolves for the game. Edwards racked up 32 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist in the matchup. He made 12 of 24 for the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Minnesota has a mark of 34-33 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Timberwolves are connecting on 49.0% from the field, which has them ranked 4th in the NBA. Minnesota has scored 7,725 pts on the season (115.3 per contest) and they grab 41.4 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.4 times per contest (11th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.6 times per game. The Timberwolves are responsible for committing 21.6 fouls every game and they hit 76.4% from the free throw line.
The Minnesota defense gives up 37.2% from downtown (856 of 2,303) and opponents are converting on 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 25.4 dimes and 44.7 rebounds every game, which ranks 14th and 23rd in basketball. The Timberwolves on the defensive end are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 115.6. They are able to force 15.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the floor (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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