New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/31/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (11-36) vs New York Knicks (24-23)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +3 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23 points and 5.8 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 4.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 48 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.1 points and 4.3 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20 points and 2.5 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Timberwolves are 17-38-1 ATS in their last 56 home games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Knicks last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Timberwolves last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The New York Knicks are easily the better team in this spot and they win in the favorite role by an average of 6.4 points. The Minnesota Timberwolves have shown improvement here and there, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 10 points while shooting 40.7 percent from the field. It's disrespect to the Knicks for this line to be what it is. I'll lay the bucket with the Knicks on the road.