76ers vs Timberwolves Prediction - NBA Picks 3/7/23

Minnesota Timberwolves (34-32) vs Philadelphia 76ers (41-22)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves collide at the Target Center on Tuesday night.

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in great shape as they’ve won eight of their last 11 games overall and they will be looking to stay hot after outlasting the Pacers in a 147-143 road win last night. Joel Embiid led the team with 42 points on 11 of 16 shooting, Tyrese Maxey added 24 points on eight of 13 shooting while Jalen McDaniels chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the 76ers shot 58 percent from the field and 16 of 34 from the 3-point line as they poured in 78 points in the first half to match a hot start from the Pacers, before they finally played some defense to slow down the Pacers in the fourth quarter and escape with the narrow win.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been on a nice run as they’ve reeled off three straight wins and they will be eager to build some momentum after sneaking past the Kings in a thrilling 138-134 road win on Saturday. Anthony Edwards led the team with 27 points and eight assists, Mike Conley added 24 points while Jaden McDaniels chipped in with 19 points on eight of 11 shooting. As a team, the Timberwolves shot a sizzling 60 percent from the field and 20 of 39 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Kings from the start, exploding for 74 points in the first half, before they closed the final 1:51 on a 7-4 run to escape with the narrow win.

Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on zero days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on two days rest and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record.

Head to head, the under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota, the 76ers are 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall and the 76ers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Minnesota.

The 76ers could be shorthanded here as PJ Tucker and Tobias Harris are both listed as day to day, while the Timberwolves are still missing Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaylen Nowell. The 76ers are coming into this meeting with plenty of winning momentum and they just poured in 147 points against the Pacers in their last game, but the Timberwolves have been on a bit of a run themselves, so we could be in for a real battle here. The Timberwolves would be more tempting if we were getting more free points from the bookies, but with the line so short, I’ll stick with the 76ers who are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Minnesota.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -1.5

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