Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Heat vs Timberwolves Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Miami Heat taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday November 5 at the Target Center Minneapolis, MN. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Miami Heat (2-2) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1)
Date: Thursday November 5
Time: 8 PM EST
Venue: Target Center Minneapolis, MN
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 197
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The Timberwolves won their first 2 games of the season, but they were against weak teams and they lost to the Portland Trailblazers in their last game. They are dealing with the loss of head coach Flip Saunders to cancer and they are playing with heavy hearts.
They are at home tonight where they are 3.5-point betting underdogs facing a Heat team that is coming off a loss.
This season the Timberwolves are 0-1 at home and the Heat are 0-1 on the road.
In their last games the Timberwolves lost to the Portland Trailblazers 106-101 and the Heat lost to the Atlanta Hawks 98-92.
The Heat had won 6 straight over the Timberwolves in Minnesota before losing to them there last season.
The Heat played pretty good defense in the loss to Atlanta, but they were cold from beyond the arc only hitting 5 of 28 3-pointers.
The Heat are still led by Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside has emerged as a go-to guy and is the team’s 2nd leading scorer and is averaging 9.3 rpg. Bosh struggled in the loss to the Hawks and Miami needs his scoring and that is especially the case tonight with Gerald Green )10.3 ppg) not going tonight.
The Heat are led by their defense, which ranks 7th in the league in opponents points allowed and their offense ranks 19th in scoring.
The Heat will be facing a balanced Minnesota team that ranks 10th in scoring and 9th in opponents’ points allowed.
The starters for the Timberwolves struggled in their loss to the Blazers and luckily Kevin Martin (24 points) and the bench kept them from being embarrassed.
A key match up in this game is between the big men of Whiteside and rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, who went for 42 points and 26 boards combined in his first 2 games, but only 11 points and 5 boards in the Portland loss.
Ricky Rubio has been solid on the season and his shooting looks much improved and he will have to bury some J’s in this game.
Reigning Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggans has been struggling so far on the season only shooting 30% from the field and he has missed all 6 of his 3-pointers.
His scoring will be needed tonight facing a solid Miami defense.
The Heat committed a season high 19 turnovers in the loss to Atlanta and they have to hold onto the rock tonight.
NBA Betting Trends:
MIA is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
MIA is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
MIA has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
MINN is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss.
MINN is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
Check out the last betting trend above. Minnesota has failed to cover the spread in 8 of their last 9 games at home and look for that trend to continue tonight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami ATS
The Heat will bounce back with a win tonight in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and they will hand the T-Wolves their 2nd loss in a row.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 100 Minnesota 95
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