In this battle between two teams sitting outside the playoff places of their respective conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves (31-35), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the New York Knicks (13-53), who on the other hand want to end yet another losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 03-10-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves -7.5
Minnesota Timberwolves have a 31-35 record (33-33 against the spread) so far this season are currently sit in the 10th place of the West. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against the Wizards with a 135-130 score in overtime, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 24.5 ppg, adding a team high 12.3 boards per game. He is followed by Derrick Rose with 18.3 ppg and 4.4 dimes per game.
New York Knicks have a 13-53 record (27-38-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have five consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Kings with a 94-102 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Smith Jr with 15.3 ppg, adding and a team high 6.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Emmanuel Mudiay with 14.3 ppg and 3.7 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Wolves won on the road with a 104-115 score. Wolves have a 22-10 home record, while the Knicks are 7-26 on the road. Wolves are better both offensively, scoring 113.2 ppg to Knicks’ 105.7 and defensively, allowing 113.4 ppg to Knicks’ 114. They also have better percentages both in field goals (45.6% to 43.2%) and in 3-pointers (35.2% to 34%). Wolves are better in boards grabbed (45.4 to 44.8), in turnovers committed (12.6 to 13.1) and in dimes made (24.6 to 19.9). Wolves are the absolute favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home win.
New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves -7.5 (-111)
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