Free NBA Pick: Timberwolves vs. Nets NBA Odds
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2019 NBA Handicapping
(0-0) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets (0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 23rd
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.
NBA Moneyline Odds:
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -4.5
NBA Betting Total:
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Minnesota was close at times last year, but ultimately they finished outside of the Western Conference playoff race for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons.
Brooklyn made the playoffs last year, but still revamped their entire team. The Nets have added two bona fide superstars and have hopes to win the East – even if one of those players may not suit up all season.
The Timberwolves still have high hopes for the upcoming season, mostly because they feel they finally have consistency as coach Ryan Saunders signed a multi-year contract after going 17-25 in the interim last year.
Minnesota also still has one of the best big men in the game in Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT is entering just his year 24 season and his 5th in the league. Towns averaged 24.4 ppg last season and a career high 12.4 rebounds.
Towns should be able to have a big night against a Nets team that was 3rd worst in the league defensively vs. the C position last year. The Nets did add Deandre Jordan to help boost that stat though.
Speaking of additions, Minnesota didn’t make many in the offseason. They do feel like they got a good one in the draft though, acquiring Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver who Phoenix took with the #6 pick.
Obtaining Culver did cost Minnesota reliable F Dario Saric. Minnesota also lost a solid veteran presence in Taj Gibson (Knicks) and a high scoring backcourt option in Derrick Rose (Pistons).
The Timberwolves are also still waiting on a consistent breakout season from Andrew Wiggins. One thing the team will have going for them in the season opener is health, specifically to PG Jeff Teague who played just 42 games a year ago due to injuries.
Brooklyn will debut their new toy Kyrie Irving on Wednesday night, even if their other big offseason acquisition Kevin Durant may not play this season as he recovers from a torn ACL.
Irving seems happy – for now – after a tumultuous last season with Brooklyn. Irving is a big addition, but it cost the Nets D’Angelo Russell (Warriors) who had a career high 21.1 ppg last season.
The Nets still have some stalwarts from last year’s 42 win team. Spencer Dinwiddie will still be a nice presence off the bench, Caris Levert had some big games in the postseason, and Jarrett Allen is a promising young big.
Even with Durant out, Brooklyn has made some under-the-radar veteran offseason acquisitions that should keep the team at or near the top of the East.
Garrett Temple, Wilson Chandler, and Taurean Prince are all viable vets with the ability to start in Durant’s absence. The Nets also signed Deandre Jordan to help mentor Allen and provide a defensive presence as Ed Davis is headed to the Jazz.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS last 5 overall
- Timberwolves are 3-8 ATS last 11 road games
- Timberwolves are 2-8 ATS last 10 vs. East
- Nets are 1-4 ATS last 5 home games
- Home team is 6-1 ATS last 7 meetings
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Brooklyn has big time potential but they also have to put a lot of new moving parts together. That cohesiveness will come in time, but Minnesota’s Towns should do whatever he wants on Wednesday night.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves +4.5
Minnesota is a tempting Moneyline pick in this one but the points look even better.
NBA Free Prediction: Minnesota 104 – Brooklyn 101
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