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(21-22) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers (28-16)
Date: Tuesday January 15th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -6
NBA Betting Total: 232
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have had their troubles with Philadelphia over the past couple years, losing 7 of the last 8. The ‘ Wolves should match up well – on paper at least – in a battle of big men but it hasn’t panned out as such. Maybe things change with Tom Thibodeau out the door?
Philadelphia has played well lately and Tuesday’s game gives Jimmy Butler a chance to go up against his former Minnesota teammates. The Sixers have won 5 of 7, climbing their way up to 4th in the Eastern Conference. Minnesota has played better on the road lately, but the Sixers are 18-4 on their home court.
Ryan Saunders has taken over the reigns as coach of the T’Wolves and the team looks invigorated. Minnesota got a solid road win over OKC in Saunders’ first game and beat the Pelicans Saturday night to run the teams record to 2-1 under their new commander. Tuesday is a huge test especially as Minnesota is 6-15 on the road.
Karl-Anthony Towns has a battle with Joel Embiid upcoming. Towns has been on a great run lately, going for 30 points, 11 rebounds two games ago and following that up with a 27/27 night. Embiid had just 19 points and 6 rebounds when these teams met up last January so Towns’ defense will play a huge part Tuesday.
Another key cog in the Minnesota offense lately is Andrew Wiggins. The former #1 draft pick had a 40 point, 10 rebound night vs. OKC three games ago. Jeff Teague’s return from injury has also given the Timberwolves offense a boost.
Tuesday’s O/U is 232 meaning a high scoring affair. Minnesota’s defense has a huge test of mettle against Philadelphia’s top 10 offense. The T’Wolves have allowed 115+ in 3 of the last 4 road games.
It’s hard to gauge how Minnesota will perform in this one or if Saunders’ team will show improvement away from the Target Center. The T’Wolves fell to Dallas at home 115-119 and the Mavs are another very poor road team.
The 76ers are on a nice little run with wins in 4 of their last 6. Those two losses are what the major cause for concerns are however. Philadelphia fell 121-123 to Atlanta on Friday. The game before, they lost by 17 to the Wizards a night after beating Washington by 17.
The Sixers offense should have a solid night after posting 119+ points in 4 of their last 6. Ben Simmons hauled in 22 rebounds Sunday vs. the Knicks and Embiid has gone for 24+ points in 5 of his last 6 games.
Philadelphia’s defense could be an issue Tuesday. They’ve allowed 120+ in 3 of their last 6 games and actually rank 22nd in the NBA in points surrendered per contest. Minnesota has some scorers, although their backcourt could take a hit as both Teague and Derrick Rose are listed as questionable for Tuesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS their last 5 overall
- Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS the last 6 on 2 days rest
- Timberwolves are 7-3 ATS their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record
- 76ers are 1-4 ATS their last 5 overall
- Timberwolves are 1-7 ATS the last 8 H2H
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
The 76ers definitely have an edge playing at home but we don’t know what to expect from Minnesota under their relatively new coach. The T’Wolves have the talent to win this game outright – if they have all hands on deck. The Sixers have dropped a couple very winnable games over the last five so they’re prone to mental lapses.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves +6
This game should come down right to the end. Minnesota is going to want to show that they’re new and improved and they want to toughen the screws vs. Jimmy Butler, whose Wolves reign was less than favorable.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Timberwolves 113 – 76ers 116
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