New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (16-17) vs New York Knicks (15-18)
Game Info: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Target Center. The New York Knicks need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after winning five of their last seven games.
The New York Knicks are averaging 106 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.9 points and 9.8 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 14.9 points and 2.2 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fournier is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.5 points and 3.6 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.1 points and 3.6 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest. The Timberwolves are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 road games. The over is 8-1 in Timberwolves last 9 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Knicks have the rest advantage and are probably the better team on paper, but they've done nothing to deserve to be favored on the road. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team I've been high on since the start of the season, something I've said many times already, and they continue to quietly win games. Last night's win over the Celtics was huge for the Timberwolves. At home, another upset victory for Minny shouldn't surprise anybody. Give me the points.
Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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