Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 10/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is the location where the Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1) will go up against the Miami Heat (1-0) on Saturday.
The Heat played the Pistons and notched a win by a score of 103-102 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 18 and the Pistons finished the game with 23 fouls. They also converted 11 of 32 tries from distance. Detroit finished shooting 60.0% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of their 15 tries. Furthermore, Detroit had 56 rebounds (17 offensive, 39 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Detroit distributed 28 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. In terms of defending, Miami allowed the other team to go 44.6% from the field on 41 out of 92 shooting. They also recorded 22 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 48 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Heat knocked down 21 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 80.8%. Miami ended the contest with a 40.2% FG percentage (37 out of 92) and knocked down 8 of their 22 3-pointers.
Bam Adebayo is someone who came through for the contest. Adebayo finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor and also dished out 3 dimes. He played 32 minutes and grabbed 8 rebounds. He left the arena with 22 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Miami comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the year. They turn it over 7.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Miami is grabbing 48.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 22 assists this year, which is 23rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Heat are connecting on 36.4% from downtown (8 of 22) and 80.8% from the charity stripe. They average 103.0 points per game (25th in the league) while going 40.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the Heat are forcing 17.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 23.0 personal fouls. They are 20th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 28 relinquished for the campaign. The Heat defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.6% (41 of 92) and they surrender 56.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 34.4% on three-point shots and they are 4th in the NBA in points per game allowed (102.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Timberwolves took a defeat with a final score of 97-94 against the Raptors. The Timberwolves recorded 46 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 62 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Raptors committed 18 fouls for this game which got the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to convert 18 of those for a rate of 81.8%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Minnesota converted 8 of their 31 tries (25.8%). When all was said and done, the Timberwolves went 34 out of 100 from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.0%. The Timberwolves permitted the Raptors to make 36 of 90 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0% in this matchup. They went 40.0% from distance by connecting on 14 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 16 at the charity stripe (68.8%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Minnesota permitted Toronto to snag 47 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Anthony Edwards was important for the Timberwolves in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 27 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 29.6%, and had 14 rebounds. Edwards had 26 points in his 38 minutes on the court and earned 1 assist for this contest.
Minnesota has a record of 0-1 for the year. The Timberwolves commit 14.0 fouls every game and they connect on 81.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 20.0 times per contest (25th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. Minnesota has scored 94 pts on the campaign and they collect 62.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Timberwolves are shooting 34.0% from the field, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA.
The Minnesota defense gives up 40.0% on 3-pointers (14 of 35) and opponents are making 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 27.0 dimes and 47.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 21st and 18th in the league. The Timberwolves on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the league in points per game surrendered with 97.0. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the floor (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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