Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Timberwolves vs Heat Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Minnesota Timberwolves taking on the Miami Heat Tuesday November 17th at American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-6) vs. Miami Heat (6-3)
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Betting Odds: Miami -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 197
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The Timberwolves look to put the brakes on a 4 game skid when they visit Miami on Tuesday night.
While the Wolves are there offensively and putting up some pretty impressive numbers, they continue to lose games on the defensive end.
As for the Heat, they are on the opposite side of the spectrum as they’ve won 3 straight games and are winning games with their defense.
The Timberwolves are making some noise even with 4 straight losses. Minnesota has built a solid youth core that is performing offensively at a high level thus far.
Minnesota is averaging 103.1 points per game on the season and that number even goes all the way up to 105.8 on the road.
However, the defensive end is where Minnesota needs this core to really grow up. The Timberwolves are allowing 104.5 points and come in off an extremely poor performance against the Grizzlies. Memphis dropped a 114 spot on the Twolves which has pushed the average points allowed during this 4 game losing streak to 113.5 points.
Ironically this season, Minnesota has played much better on the road than at home. In fact, that number is extremely lopsided.
The Twolves are 0-5 SU at home and 4-1 SU on the road. The key to success for them on the road has been their defensive play. They are allowing 99.2 points against in 5 road contests.
The Timberwolves could take a page out of the Miami Heat book.
Miami is allowing just 90.2 points per game and have not allowed an opponent to reach 100 points over the past 7 games. That number is even more impressive during their 3 game winning streak as they’re allowing 85 points.
The Heat get even better news on Tuesday as G Dwayne Wade is expected to be back on Tuesday. Wade missed Thursday’s game as he was tending to his sick son, but will be in the starting lineup here on Tuesday.
With Wade battling that and injuries this season, F Chris Bosh has really flourished as a leader for this Heat team. Bosh is averaging 24.8 points over the past 4 games and continues to be the points leader for Miami.
Miami enters Tuesday 5-1 SU at home and 4-2 ATS in those 6 contests.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Heat are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Heat are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Twolves are completely different team on the road. Grabbing this many points with them here is a solid value play as they should be able to keep this close throughout.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Minnesota ATS
The Timberwolves have their chances to pull this one outright, but ultimately will fall by just a couple points in the end.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 96- Minnesota 92
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