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(3-3) Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat (2-2)
Date: Monday October 30
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Minnesota -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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The week starts with a couple of teams looking to get above .500. Minnesota is still trying to figure out how all of their new pieces fit with the old while Miami is hoping that eventually their continuity approach will pay off.
There is no doubt Minnesota is the more talented of the two teams but lots of teams are having trouble integrating new players this season. Time does not always smooth thing over iether. Sometimes there is just not a right fit.
Minnesota has some interesting results in the short season thus far. They are 2-0 against Oklahoma City but suffered an ugly home loss to Indiana. They have been terrible on defense which has to frustrate the coach because they made moves to specificallt get better in that area.
The big one was trading for all star wing Jimmy Butler, one of the better two way players in the NBA. His scoring is way down from what it was in Chicago. He is third in scoring even though he leads the team in minutes.
The influx of new teammates seems to have had little effect on Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT leads the team in scoring and rebounding and is coming off his best game of the year with 33 and 19 in the recent win over OKC.
Though his scoring is a little bit down the efficiency is up for Andrew Wiggins. From a teammate perspective I would have thought he would benefit from the arrival of Butler and become a more well rounded NBA player. I want to see more of an effort when he does not have the ball
In addition to Butler the T-Wolves also added Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague to their starting lineup. Neither stands out and reserve scorer Jamal Crawford has yet to find his footing.
Miami did not make any major moves this offseason and right now they are just hoping to tread water while thier top players – Hassan Whiteside – recovers from injury. Whiteside is one of the fe wcenters that can impact a game offensively and defensively.
Without Whiteside the scoring gets spread around pretty broadly. Goran Dragic is a pretty reliable guy for 20ppg but the rest of the team is pretty unpredictable. Would you want to rely on the likes of James Johnson and Dion Waiters?
This team is really middle of the pack right now and has no identity without Whiteside. With him they can be an aggressive defensive team that scores just enough but they cannot play that style without him. Cranking up the offense is not a great option either.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Over is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 road games.
- Over is 6-0 in Timberwolves last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Heat are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Heat are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Heat are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
This is a small number so you are basically going to make a play on who you think is going to win. Minessota has talent and Towns can easily be a difference maker in this one if Whiteside doesn’t play.
Throw in some recency factors with Minnesota coming off a nice win and Miami off back to back losses and it is hard to make a great case for the hometown Heat
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves -1.5
This is a great price right now and I wouldn’t wait. Even if Whiteside does play Minnesota is a good play.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Timberwolves 107 – Miami 98
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