Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (10-16) at Brooklyn Nets (7-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -1 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, YES
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a nice road win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 102.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 21.3 points and 3.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.4 points and nine rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.5 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four straight road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a home victory to snap a four-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.1 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing four rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last eight home games. Wayne Ellington is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Timberwolves are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Nets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves are 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Timberwolves are still playing their best ball on the road and have covered 10 of their last 13 on the road. The Nets continue to be the Nets and struggle to find offense outside of Lopez. I'll side with the Timberwolves given their reputation on the road this season.