The Philadelphia 76ers (10-4) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-3) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Target Center in Target Center and televised on NBCS. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
76ers vs Timberwolves
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The 76ers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Cavaliers with a final score of 122-119. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 65-53, the 76ers picked up the win.
The 76ers will face the Timberwolves bringing in an overall record of 10-4 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The Eastern Conference sees the 76ers currently at 3rd, and in the Atlantic division, they are 2nd.
Philadelphia comes in with an overall ATS record of 10-4 so far this season. When playing on the road, the 76ers hold an ATS record of 4-1 in contrast to a 6-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Timberwolves took down the Knicks by a score of 117-100. At the beginning of the second half, the Timberwolves were leading 58-56.
The Timberwolves head into today’s action with an overall record of 10-3 and have gone 3-0 over their previous three games. The team is presently 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the Northwest division.
Minnesota has an overall ATS record of 7-5 for the season so far. In their last six home games, Minnesota has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 6-0 at home compared to 1-5 on the road.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Today, the 76ers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 120.4 points per game (5th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.1 per contest. A key reason behind the team’s overall offensive success is their ability to knock down the 3-point shot. Despite their slow style of play, their 3-point shooting percentage of 37% has help make up for fewer opportunites.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
In 13 games games, Minnesota has an average of 113.2 points per game (16th). Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11 made 3’s per game. If the Minnesota offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.2 turnovers per game.
76ers Team Defense
At this time, the 76ers’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 112.2 points per game.
Philadelphia struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Cavaliers, giving up 14. For the game, Cleveland scored 122 points in the game.
Timberwolves Team Defense
The Timberwolves’ defense is presently ranked 2nd in the league, allowing an average of 106.3 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.8% and allowing 33.7% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The 76ers And Timberwolves
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Joel Embiid will be the primary scorer for the 76ers, with 24 points and going 8/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 31.9 points per game, along with 11.3 rebounds.
On the other side, Anthony Edwards is our projected leading scorer for the Timberwolves. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.4%, and he is contributing 25.8 points per game on average.
76ers vs Timberwolves Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 109 points per game in this stretch.
- Through their last ten home games, Minnesota has an ATS record of just 2-7-1. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 108 points per game.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 2-3 straight up.
- Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Timberwolves struggled vs the spread going just 1-1-1. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-0.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5.5, the 76ers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 218.5, and our model projects the 76ers and Timberwolves to reach a combined total of 228 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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