Minnesota Timberwolves’ Offense Looks to Steamroll the Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards have been pretty hot and cold lately. They’ll win a few games and proceed to lose the following night. We can’t forget that they’ve also claimed some upsets in the past. Unfortunately, they’re still without Kyle Kuzma, their leading scorer. Without him, they’ll have trouble slowing down or competing with the high-scoring offense of the Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have recently taken two rough losses and need to improve morale. The good news for them is they’re facing the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Minnesota has one of the best offenses in the NBA, which we’ll talk more about below. They’ll look to use this offense against the Wizards, who are without their top scorer. So, who’s the better bet?
Game Preview: Washington Wizards at Minnesota Timberwolves
Injuries are usually one of the most important things to pay attention to during these games. The Wizards are missing Kuzma, who averages 17.1 points per game. Although it’s far from a league-leading average, he leads the Wizards. Without him, they’ll have to find other ways to compete with Minnesota. The biggest question now is how will they stop Karl-Anthony Towns?
Towns leads the charge for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 24.4 points per game. As a team, the Timberwolves are third in the NBA in points per game at 115.2. With an offense this strong, it would seem as if they’ll walk right over the Wizards. However, it’s important to note that Minnesota will be on the road for two straight nights. This could slow their offense down by a lot.
Washington Wizards at Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Prediction
The last time these two teams played each other was in December of 2021. Surprisingly enough, the Wizards came in as 3.5-point favorites. Washington won the game at home 115-107 after finding a way to stop the Timberwolves’ offense. As we head into this game, we wonder if we’ll see a similar outcome. Can Porzingis limit the scoring of Karl-Anthony Towns?
We think the short answer to the question is yes, but not that the Wizards will win this time. However, we think they’ll cover depending on how large the spread is. The Timberwolves will be playing multiple road games in a row, taking a toll on energy. Because of this, they could start the game flat against the Washington Wizards. This leaves a small opening for the Wizards.
Betting on the total is interesting here because of the previous game. In the last game, the total was set at 217, and it went over. Because of this, we’ll take the over again in this one as long as it’s set around 220. You wouldn’t want to take the over if the total was set at 225 in this one.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.