Timberwolves vs. Knicks - 2/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (23-33) at Minnesota Timberwolves (17-37)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -2 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSN
The New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday night at the Target Center.
The New York Knicks need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.4 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.9 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven straight road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.1 points and 10.1 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Shabazz Muhammad is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Timberwolves are 15-31 ATS in their last 46 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-25-1 ATS in their last 36 home games. The underdog is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Seems like it's time to give up on the Knicks this season, as they're falling apart before our eyes. The Timberwolves aren't much better, but they still have a ton of young talent and continue to play hard. I'm taking the home team and laying the bucket.