76ers vs. Timberwolves 1/30/15 - NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-37) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-37)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CSN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers play Friday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last seven games and continue their track for a top pick. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 107 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Kevin Martinis averaging 20.5 points and 3.7 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Zach LaVine is dishing 3.5 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are just a banged up team that can’t wait for the season to end. Minnesota continues to struggle most on the defensive side, as its allowing 48.9 percent shooting from the field in its last five games. Mo Williams is questionable for this game with a hip injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t much better after losing six of their last eight games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 89.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting and are allowing 101.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.3 points and 7.2 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and K.J. McDaniels is shooting 39.8 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are also a banged up team that’s suffering on the offensive end. The 76ers are shooting just 39. percent from the field in their last five games and have scored 91 or less points in seven straight games.
The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest. The 76ers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Timberwolves are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Philadelphia and the underdog is 13-5-1 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The 76ers have been the more compeitive team of the two all season and still has some of their key guys healthy. The Timberwolves are just all banged up and don't even bother showing up defensively. I like the 76ers at home for the small chalk.