Nets vs. Timberwolves - 11/5/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (1-2) at Brooklyn Nets (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -6 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FS-North
The Brooklyn Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves face off on Wednesday at the Barclays Center in NBA action.
The Brooklyn Nets started their season with a loss but they have won their last two games to sit at 2-1 for the season. The Nets are 1-0 at home and they are averaging 107.7 points per game and they are allowing 98.7 points per game. Joe Johnson leads the nets averaging 22 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. Brook Lopez is averaging 18 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Deron Williams is averaging 17 points and 7.7 assists. The Nets shoot 49.8 percent from the floor including 36.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc and their opponents shoot 45.9 percent and 27 percent from three-point land. The expectations for the Nets have been high in recent years and this season they are hoping is the one they take it to the next level.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a 1-2 start losing their only road game this season. The Timberwolves are averaging 101 points per game and their opponents are averaging 100.7 points per game. Kevin Martin is averaging 22.5 points per game that leads Minnesota. Thaddeus Young is averaging 17.7 points and Nikola Pekovic is averaging 13 points and 7.3 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is averaging 10.7 assists per game and Andrew Wiggins is averaging 7.3 points and 24.3 minutes. Overall the Timberwolves are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from beyond he three-point arc and their opponents shoot 47.1 percent and 33.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Minnesota is an up and coming team so the expectation is they are going to get better as the season goes on.
Brooklyn is 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 home games, 2-5-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Minnesota is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 0-4 against the spread against the NBA Atlantic, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record. Minnesota has covered the point spread in 15 of their last 20 games against Brooklyn.
The total is set at 206 and I like the over in this one. I also have a pick on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the app.