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Timberwolves vs. Nets - 3/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets (17-44) at Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: YES, FSN

The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves square off Saturday at the Target Center.

The Brooklyn Nets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 9.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.2 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 3.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last nine road games.

Timberwolves vs. Nets - 3/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.7 points and 1.9 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six home games.

The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Nets are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota and 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves play their best ball at home and have the athletes to push this Brooklyn defense to its limits. Also, the Nets are coming off an overtime game and now have to travel. I like the home team in Minnesota. 

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Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5

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