November 30, 2016 at 3:21 PM #96515Ray MonohanKeymaster
Free NBA Pick: Knicks vs. Timberwolves Lines
Looking for New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Knicks taking on the Timberwolves on Wednesday November 30th at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(8-9) New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-12)
Date: Wednesday November 30th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Target Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: Knicks -110, T-Wolves -110
NBA Betting Odds: T-Wolves -3.0
NBA Betting Total: 210.0
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Wednesday will see an East vs. West showdown as the New York Knicks travel to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both teams are struggling as of late and come into this game on losing streaks.
The Knicks had an impressive start to 2016, but have had some troubles as of late. They have currently lost two in a row, including a 112-103 home loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. They are currently in 8th place in the Eastern Conference.
Similarly, the Timberwolves enter this game on a two-game skid. They also lost their last one by a score of 112-103 at home on Monday. That loss was at the hands of the Utah Jazz. Minnesota is currently in 13th place in the West.
New York Knicks
The new-look Knicks looked very impressive to start the year, and they seemed like a sure-fire playoff team in the East. However, they have been up and down as of late, most recently down. They lost their last two, but had won three in a row before that.
New York is 17th in the league in scoring, averaging 103.3 points per game. They are tied for 9th in rebounding with 45.2 per contest and 14th in assists with 22 per game.
The Carmelo-Kristaps combination is really starting to develop well for the Knicks, even throughout the two-game skid. Melo leads the team in scoring with 22.7 points per game and adds 6.4 boards per game. Porzingis adds 20.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
New Knick point guard Derrick Rose contributes 16.8 points and 4.9 assists per game. The Knicks are 24th in scoring defense, allowing 106.6 points per game.
The Timberwolves had high expectations entering the year. To say they have underachieved would be an understatement. They have all the young talent a team could hope for, but they have yet to develop into a cohesive unit of pros.
With all the talent, they could definitely pull things together and compete in the West, but they haven’t shown signs of it thus far. They are only two spots from the bottom of the conference at this point.
Minnesota is in the middle of the road in most offensive categories. They rank 19th in scoring with 103.1 points per game. They rank 17th in assists with 21.5 per game but are 27th in rebounding, collecting only 41.9 boards per contest.
Andrew Wiggins leads the team with 22.9 points per game, and Zach LaVine contributes 19.9. Last year’s rookie of the year, Karl-Anthony Towns, has had a good year with 21.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Point guard Ricky Rubio leads the team in assists with 6.4 but only adds 6.5 points per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 4-1 ATS in last 5 games after a loss
- Knicks are 6-3 SU in last 9 games
- T-Wolves are 3-7 ATS in last 10 games
- T-Wolves are 1-4 ATS in last 5 games after 1 day of rest
Free New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
The T-Wolves have some advantages coming into this game, and it could go either way. Both teams have been slightly unpredictable, but the Knicks have been the more consistent of the two. Minnesota has struggled on defense, particularly in the post. This should work to the Knicks’ advantage enough for them to pull the upset.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: New York +3.0
NBA Free Score Prediction: New York 105 – Minnesota 101
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