Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves - 4/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (14-42) vs Miami Heat (28-27)
Game Info: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Miami Heat look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.2 points and 7.2 assists while Bam Adebayo is averaging 19 points and 9.3 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 118.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 25 points and 4.6 assists while D’Angelo Russell is averaging 19.6 points and 4.9 assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 18-37 ATS in their last 55 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Heat last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The Heat are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Miami Heat have issues that they're dealing with in terms of injuries and defense, but they are the better team here and should be able to get the job done. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six of their last eight games, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 12.8 points. The Timberwolves get blasted more times than not. Better options out there, but it's the Heat or pass for me.