Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (4-13) vs Philadelphia 76ers (13-6)
Game Info: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.7 points and 11.1 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.1 points and 2.8 assists. Shake Milton is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22 points and 4.3 assists while D’Angelo Russell is averaging 20.5 points and 5.5 assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 14-36-2 ATS in their last 52 road games. The Timberwolves are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The over is 9-4 in Timberwolves last 13 overall. The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't done much of anything right this season, and they're not covering numbers despite being big underdogs almost nightly. The Philadelphia 76ers are playing some of their most consistent ball in years and have done a nice job of beating up on lesser competition. The Minnesota Timberwolves lose by an average of 10.9 points while shooting just 43.6 percent from the field in the underdog role. I'll lay the chalk with the 76ers.