Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-6) at Miami Heat (5-3)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -9 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, SUN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat play Tuesday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need this win in order to snap a four-game skid. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 103.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.5 points and 10.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing four assists and Nemanja Bjelica is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34 percent from downtown and are getting 44 points per game from their bench. The Timberwolves have allowed 100-plus points in seven of their 10 games. All four of the Timberwolves victories this year have come on the road. Ricky Rubio is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Miami Heat look to keep the ball rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 90.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 19 points and 9.7 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18 points and 4.4 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.7 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing four assists. The Miami Heat are allowing just 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are allowing just 57.2 points to opposing team's starters. The Heat have won 12 of their last 16 home games. Gerald Green will return from a two-game suspension.
The Timberwolves are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Heat are one of the top defensive teams in the league and are sure to make Minnesota work for each bucket. The problem is the same can't be said on the other side. With Green and everybody back on the court, there's no reason why the Heat can't win this by double digits.