Heat vs Timberwolves Prediction - NBA Picks 10/28/23
Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1) vs Miami Heat (1-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Miami Heat Betting Preview
The Miami Heat look for their first road win to get above a .500 record. The Miami Heat have lost 6 of their last 9 road games. The Miami Heat are averaging 107 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 22 points and 4 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 43.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after losing their opener to the Raptors. The Minnesota Timberwolves look to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2016-17 season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 94 points on 34 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 40 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 26 points and 14 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 19 points and 3 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 25.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 62 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have the clear rest advantage as they haven't played since Wednesday and the Heat are on the end of a back to back and have to travel from Boston. The Heat are also banged up with Caleb Martin, Josh Richardson and Haywood Highsmith either out or questionable. With that said, the Heat is still the better team on paper, and getting free points with them is hard to turn down. The Minnesota Timberwolves also have issues finishing games, as we saw in their opening contest. Also, there's the Jimmy Butler factor and his history in Minnesota. We know he's going to want to leave with a victory. Give me the points with the road team.