Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards Prediction 1/24/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (30-13) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (7-35) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. Both the Timberwolves and Wizards will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Timberwolves vs Wizards

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The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Timberwolves fell to the Hornets by a score of 128-125. the Timberwolves entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 69-64.

As they prepare to match up against the Wizards, the Timberwolves are 2nd in the Northwest division and 2nd overall in the Western Conference. With a record of 30-13, they are looking to snap their two game losing streak.

Minnesota comes in with an overall ATS record of 21-21 so far this season. Minnesota has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 11-10 ATS at home compared to 10-11 on the road.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Nuggets by a score of 113-104. The Wizards may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +12.5 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 217 points remained below the established over/under line of 238.

The Wizards are looking to improve their sub .500 record of 7-35 as they take on the Timberwolves. In their 42 games, the Wizards have gone 5-27 against teams from the Eastern Conference and are 2-8 in non-conference play.

Washington has an overall ATS record of 20-22 for the season so far. In their last three games as favorites, the Wizards have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 20-19 against the spread when they are underdogs.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

This season, the Minnesota offense is ranked 21st in the NBA in scoring at 113.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have been a good shooting team, ranking 6th in field goal percentage and 2nd in three-point shooting percentage. However, they are just 21st in scoring at 113.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 114 points per game.

Minnesota’s offense has been efficient, as they are 6th in true shooting percentage. They are also 9th in free throw attempts per game and 15th in assists.

When it comes to pace, the Timberwolves are 24th in the league, averaging 97.8 possessions per game. In terms of offensive rebounding, they are 27th in the league.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Washington has recorded an average of 115.4 points per game (15th) throughout 42 games games.

This season, the Wizards are averaging 115.4 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 116.5 points per game.

Washington leads the league in pace at 102.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Wizards are 13th in the league at 47%.

So far, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.8% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 25th in the league at 35%.

Timberwolves Team Defense

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 107.8 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 50.4% while allowing 35.3% from downtown.

Wizards Team Defense

On defense, the Wizards are ranked 30th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 73.8% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Wizards squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.7% from downtown.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Wizards

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Anthony Edwards is set to be the main scorer for the Timberwolves, recording 24 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25.5 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 20, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and he is contributing 21.8 points per game on average.

Timberwolves vs Wizards Trends

  • Across the Timberwolves last ten road games, the team averaged 113 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 110 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-0 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Timberwolves struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Timberwolves vs Wizards Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Timberwolves vs. Wizards game, we suggest taking the Wizards at +11.5. Even though our predictions have the Timberwolves winning 117-112, we see the Wizards as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 231, and our model projects the Timberwolves and Wizards to reach a combined total of 229 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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