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New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves (9-15) at New York Knicks (11-14)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Knicks -5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, MSG

The Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks play Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a big win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 102.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and 1.6 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 14.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.6 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.2 percent from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last seven road games.

New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Knicks also need a big win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 97.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.6 points and 8.4 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.7 assists and Langston Galloway is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have split their last eight home games.

The Timberwolves are 13-27 ATS in their last 40 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Timberwolves are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York and 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall. 

The Knicks are well rested and the Timberwolves are coming off a bad loss Tuesday night. You have to like the Knicks at home for the reasonable chalk here. 

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New York Knicks -5

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