Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4/9/2024

The Washington Wizards (15-64) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (54-24) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lakers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Wizards vs Timberwolves

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Raptors by a score of 130-122. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 63-50, the Wizards picked up the win.

Through 79 games, the Wizards are 15-64 overall and are hoping to get back to .500 with a win over the Timberwolves. In Eastern Conference play, the Wizards are 11-39 while going 4-25 outside of their conference.

Washington arrives with an ATS record of 35-43 for the season up to this point. Washington has gone 1-7 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 34-36 when playing as underdogs.

The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

In the Timberwolves’ most recent game against the Lakers, Naz Reid led the Timberwolves with 31 points while going 12/16 from the field. Anthony Edwards also contributed 26 points as the Timberwolves won by a score of 127-117 vs. the Lakers.

With a 54-24 record, the Timberwolves are above .500 as they prepare to face the Wizards. At home, the Timberwolves are 28-10, compared to 26-14 on the road.

Minnesota arrives with an ATS record of 40-37 for the season up to this point. Currently, the Timberwolves have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 11-7 against the spread as underdogs.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

In 79 games games, Washington has an average of 113.4 points per game (17th).

Heading into their game against the Timberwolves, the Wizards are one of the fastest-paced teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.3 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, they are averaging 113.4 points per game, which is 17th in the league.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Wizards are 30th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. However, they are 14th in three-point attempts per game at 35.3.

Overall, Washington is 17th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 14th in two-point shooting percentage at 54%.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota has recorded an average of 113 points per game (18th) throughout 78 games games.

This season, the Timberwolves have been one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the league, leading the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. Overall, they are 10th in field goal percentage.

In terms of scoring, the Timberwolves are 18th in the NBA at 113 points per game. However, they have been better on the road (114.2 PPG) compared to at home (111.7 PPG).

When it comes to pace, Minnesota is 21st in the league at 97.1 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 15th in the NBA.

Wizards Team Defense

For the season, Washington is sitting 30th in terms of points allowed per game (122.8). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. In the terms of takeaways, Wizards are causing 13.6 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.1 blocked shots each game.

Timberwolves Team Defense

Not only do the Timberwolves’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 1st in the league in points allowed. Minnesota has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 21st in the league over their last three games at 99.7 PPG allowed. In their previous matchup vs. the Lakers, the Timberwolves’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 117 points.

Key Players For The Wizards And Timberwolves

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Kyle Kuzma is set to be the main scorer for the Wizards, recording 23 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.2 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds.

As for Minnesota, Anthony Edwards is projected to be the primary scorer for the Timberwolves. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.9%, and he is contributing 25.9 points per game on average.

Wizards vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Across the Wizards last three road games, the team averaged 109 points per game while allowing 120. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • The Timberwolves are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Wizards vs Timberwolves Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Timberwolves vs. Wizards game, we suggest taking the Wizards at +16.5. Even though our predictions have the Timberwolves winning 106-92, we see the Wizards as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 224.5 and given that our model is projecting 198 points between the teams, we like the under.

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