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(10-9) Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (12-8)
Date: Tuesday November 28
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minnesota, Minneapolis
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: TWolves -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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Tuesday, October 24 finds the Washington Wizards facing the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both squads began the season strong, but only one has maintained their winning ways.
Following a four game win streak the Wizards have lost four of their last five. Meanwhile the Timberwolves have won five of their last eight.
Going back five seasons the squads have split the season series. The Wizards hold the all-time record having bested the Timberwolves 30 to 23.
News got worse for the struggling Wizards with All-Star John Wall receiving a platelet rich plasma injection in his left knee. Hence, Wall is expected to miss the next two weeks of action.
Re-signing Otto Porter Jr. was a wise idea this offseason, but the move limited Washington’s ability to shore up their reserve unit. In the process they lost Bojan Bogdanovic to the Pacers and subsequently the Wizards are missing his contributions particularly from the perimeter.
With Wall playing through the sore knee, Bradley Beal has been a scoring machine averaging 25 points per game in the last five. However, the added offensive pressure has resulted in regression in Beal’s other stats.
Worse, when he sits the reserves have trouble either maintaining leads or keeping games close. To that end, the Wizards bench registers a negative differential of minus 5.1 which ranks 20th.
Without Wall expect that differential to increase. Luckily for Washington the Wolves are worse with a negative 12.1 and 28th ranking.
Offensively the Wizards rank eighth while sitting in the middle of the pack on defense (14th). However, over the last five games Washington’s ranks slipped to 17th and 20th respectively.
Karl-Anthony Towns stats are slightly down across all key offensive categories, but in the last three games he leads all centers with 22.7 points, 12 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Despite sitting fourth in the West Jimmy Butler isn’t happy with the Timberwolves defensive effort, saying this team’s defense can’t improve. The implication is effort and most pundits assumed Butler was pointing a finger at the two young stars Andrew Wiggins and Towns.
A deeper dive into on-off court defensive differential though shows Minnesota play the worst defense without Wiggins on the court (even ahead of Butler) and the best defense without KAT.
Jeff Teague sat the past two games with a sore Achilles and is listed as questionable. Nemanja Bjelica may also miss his second consecutive game with a sore left foot.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over Under is 6-4 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- In the last 26 meetings the home team is 19-7 ATS
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Teams are 5-5 in last 10 head to head matchups
Free Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction: Butler fuels Timberwolves to moneyline win
It’s likely both squads will be without their starting point guards which should have more of a negative impact on the Wizards.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards +5
Diving into advantages Minnesota holds an edge in scoring off turnovers (4th), second chance opportunities (3rd) and in the paint (4th).
NBA Free Score Prediction: Timberwolves 110 – Wizards 106
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