Timberwolves vs Wizards Prediction NBA Picks 1/24/24

Washington Wizards (7-35) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (30-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +11.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to the Capital One Arena to battle the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Here’s a Timberwolves vs Wizards Prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have cooled off a bit recently as they are now hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling short to the Hornets in a heartbreaking 128-125 loss on Monday. Karl-Anthony Towns drained 10 3-pointers to lead the team with a career-high 62 points on 21 of 35 shooting, Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 18 points on six of nine shooting while Rudy Gobert chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 52 percent from the field and 18 of 41 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in full control after building an 18-point lead in the third quarter, but they went cold when it counted most, scoring just 18 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Hornets to snatch the game from them in the end.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.5) this season.
  • Mike Conley ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.0) this season.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a real slump as they've lost 10 of their last 11 games overall and they will be hoping to snap a four-game skid after getting beaten by the Nuggets in a 113-104 loss on Sunday. Kyle Kuzma led the team with 17 points and seven assists, Daniel Gafford and Tyus Jones scored 15 points each while Marvin Bagley chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Wizards shot just 42 percent from the field and eight of 27 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the Nuggets from the start, falling behind by 10 points at halftime, before the margin ballooned to 17 points in the third quarter. The Wizards just had no answer for the Nuggets' Nikola Jokic who torched them for 42 points on 15 of 20 shooting. The Wizards will meet the Jazz, Pistons, and Spurs after this one.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (7.0) this season.
  • Daniel Gafford ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (68.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (124.9).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.3).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (107.8).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.5).

Timberwolves vs Wizards Prediction

The Timberwolves might still be scratching their heads after blowing an 18-point lead against the slumping Hornets in their last outing, but they're going to like their chances against this ice-cold Wizards team who have won just one of their last 11 games overall. These teams have yet to meet this season, but it's no surprise that the Timberwolves are double-digit road favorites here. This would usually seem like too many points to be laying, but the Timberwolves want to get the bitter taste of Monday's loss out of their mouths, so I'm backing them to get an easy win here.

 

Peter’s Pick Minnesota -11.5

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