New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-53) at New York Knicks (14-53)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks tonight.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 11 and are looking to avoid a seventh straight loss after falling to the Raptors by 105-100 on Wednesday. Kevin Martin had a monster game of 37 points with five threes, Chase Budinger added 19 points and Andrew Wiggins added 15, but the Wolves still couldn't get past the Raptors who made threes and got to the free throw line with regularity. Ricky Rubio was a bright spot for the Wolves as he returned from a two-game absence to score two points with eight rebounds and eight assists. Still, the Wolves remain severely shorthanded as they're still without Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Garnett and Gary Neal.
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Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have had to deal with plenty of injuries of their own, but nobody was thinking about that on Tuesday when the Knicks caused a major upset by beating the Spurs by 104-100 in overtime. Langston Galloway led the scoring with 22 points, Alexey Shved added 21 points and seven assists while Andrea Bargnani added 16 points as the Knicks fought back from a third quarter deficit of 13 points to force overtime and beat the Spurs. Cleanthony Early and Tim Hardaway Jr. both missed that game with injuries and both are listed as questionable for tonight.
In ATS trends, the Wolves are 8-24 ATS in their last 32 games playing on zero days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Head to head, the Wolves are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in New York.
The Knicks are coming off a fantastic win in their last outing but I don't think they'll be able to do that again tonight or even this season. I like the much more talented Wolves to win and cover tonight in the battle of the bottom teams in the league.