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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-18) New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (16-17)
Date: Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Target Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Knicks -217 | Timberwolves +180 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -5.5 / Timberwolves +5.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
The New York Knicks will be on the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, December 28th.
The tip-off is set for 8:00 ET from Target Center.
New York opened up as a 5.5 point favorite and that number has really not changed all that much. The total has gone from 213.5 to 212.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have been a very weird team to figure out this year. With that said, one thing is for sure: they have not been consistent enough to be considered a true threat.
In their last four games, this team is 2-2. They really need to go on a significant win streak or they will continue to be a middling team.
Last year, this was a crew that took folks by surprise, but that is not the case this year. Other teams have done a much better job of preparing for them this year and it really shows.
It does seem like this team has been playing with a bit more of a spark ever since Kemba Walker started getting playing time. I get that he is not a great defender, but he never should have been benched in the first place.
New York beat the Atlanta Hawks on Christmas day by a score of 101-87. They did just what they had to do against a team that essentially put out a G-League squad on the court.
In the win over Atlanta, Julius Randle had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Evan Fournier also chipped in 15 points, which is a good sign because he had not been playing all that great.
Based on how they have looked in past years, the Timberwolves have been much better this year. I have liked what I have seen from them this year and I feel like they will only improve as the year moves on.
Minnesota sits with a record of 16-17, which puts them in 8th place in the Western Conference. That is a good sign because we have been so used to them hovering around the basement.
One key thing for this club is getting all their players back healthy. Whether it has been COVID or injuries, both have been killers for them.
Even though they were short-handed, Minnesota took care of the Boston Celtics on Monday by a score of 108-103. Other players had to step up and they did just that.
Jaylen Nowell was the leading scorer for them on Monday with 29 points and 6 rebounds. Also, Nathan Knight contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Knicks are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
- The Knicks are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Minnesota.
- The Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The Timberwolves are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Analysis:
I am interested to see how the T-Wolves play in the second night of a back-to-back. Will they be able to play another good game when they are short-handed?
The Knicks need to be able to take advantage of games such as these. When you are struggling as they have been, you need every win you can get.
With that said, New York cannot take their opponent lightly in this one, or the same thing that happened to the Celtics will happen to them.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves ATS
I get the Timberwolves will potentially not have some of their key players, but I still feel they compete and play a good game. If the less-known players can step up as they did on Monday, I feel like this team has a good chance in this one.
For me, the 5.5 is a bit too high to lay with the Knicks. They may win the game, but I can see Minnesota giving it their all and keeping this thing close. Based on how they have been playing, it is hard to have all that much confidence in the Knicks being favored against anyone.
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