brooklyn nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Prediction 2/24/2024

The Brooklyn Nets (21-34) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (39-17) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSNX. Both the Nets and Timberwolves will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Nets vs Timberwolves

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The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Nets tell to the Raptors by a score of 121-93. the Nets not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +1.5 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 214 points was below the over/under line of 231.

With a 21-34 overall record, the Nets are looking to snap their three game losing streak against the Timberwolves. In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are currently in 11th place and are 4th in the Atlantic division.

Brooklyn arrives with an ATS record of 24-28 for the season up to this point. This season, Brooklyn has a 10-7 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 14-21 when playing as underdogs.

The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Timberwolves were defeated by the Bucks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 112-107. Going into the second half the Timberwolves held the lead at 57-51.

Coming into today’s games, the Timberwolves are 39-17 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, they are currently 1st and are also 1st in the Northwest division.

In terms of the spread, Minnesota currently holds an ATS record of 29-26, which is above .500. Minnesota has covered the spread in four straight road games and are 16-14 ATS on the road compared to 13-12 at home.

Nets Offense Breakdown

In 55 games games, Brooklyn has an average of 113 points per game (22nd).

On the season, the Nets are averaging 113 points per game, which is 22nd in the league. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 111.8 points per game compared to 114 at home.

So far, the Nets have outscored the NBA average in just 41.8% of their games. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 22nd in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Nets are 25th in field goal percentage at 46%. From two-point range, they are 25th in shooting percentage at 52%.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota has recorded an average of 113.8 points per game (20th) throughout 56 games games.

Minnesota has been one of the more efficient offenses in the NBA this season, ranking 8th in field goal percentage and 7th in true shooting percentage. They are also 3rd in three-point shooting at 39%.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.4% of their games. At home, they are averaging 112.4 points per game compared to 115.0 on the road.

Coming into this game, Minnesota is 26th in pace at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 17th in the league at 26.4 per game.

Nets Team Defense

Currently, the Nets’ defense holds the 16th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.7 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.2% from downtown.

Timberwolves Team Defense

Currently, the Timberwolves’ defense holds the 1st rank in the NBA, allowing 106.8 points per game. Inside the arc, the Timberwolves defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 50.4% and 35.4% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Nets And Timberwolves

In today’s game, we anticipate Mikal Bridges leading the scoring for the Nets, contributing 21 points while shooting 7/16 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.7 points per game, along with 4.8 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anthony Edwards to be the top scorer for the Timberwolves. Our projection has him finishing the game with 27, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.8% and is averaging 26.3 points per contest.

Nets vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Nets offense has averaged 111 points per game while allowing an average of 123. Brooklyn posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Minnesota has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 123 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Nets have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 0-4-1.
  • The last ten games that Minnesota was favored, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 6-4 straight up.

Nets vs Timberwolves Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +7.5, we have the Nets as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 216.5 and given that our model is projecting 255 points between the teams, we like the over.

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