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In this high caliber duel between two squads sitting on top of their respective conference, the best in the East Philadelphia 76ers (3-0), are hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-0), with both teams looking to remain undefeated so far in the season.
Date/Time: 10-30-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5
Philadelphia 76ers have a 3-0 record (2-1 against the spread) so far this season and are sitting in the first place of the East. In their last game they won on the road against the Hawks with a 105-103 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 25.5 ppg, adding a team high 13 boards per game. He is followed by Tobias Harris with 19 ppg and 9 boards per game.
Minnesota Timberwolves have a 3-0 record (2-0-1 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with the Spurs in the first place of the West. In their last game they won at home against the Heat with a 116-109 score. They are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 32 ppg, adding a team high 13.3 boards per game. He is followed by Andrew Wiggins with 20.7 ppg and 6 boards per game.
Sixers won both meetings against the Wolves last season (at home by 42 points and on the road by 9). Sixers are 1-0 at home, while the Wolves are 2-0 on the road. Wolves are better offensively, scoring 121.3 ppg to Sixers’ 109.7, while Sixers are better defensively, allowing 102.3 ppg to Wolves’ 111.3. Both teams have almost identical percentages both in field goals (44.6% to 44.1%) and in 3-pointers (30.2% to 29.8%). They are also very close both in boards grabbed (50 to 49.7) and in dimes made (25.7 to 25.3), while Wolves are better in turnovers committed (14.7 to 19.3). Bookmakers give the Sixers a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5 (-110)
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