Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (1-3) at Brooklyn Nets (2-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +3.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday night in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for their first road victory to rebound from a slow 1-4 start. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.4 points and eight rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and 1.2 assists. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing nine rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last eight road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets also need a nice victory to rebound from a 2-4 start to the NBA season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 103.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while Sean Kilpatrick is averaging 17 points and two assists. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lin is dishing 6.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets last five victories have come at home.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn and 18-6 ATS in the last 24 meetings overall.
The Nets have been able to compete more than I expected at least this far, so the points with them at home is worth a look. However, the Timberwolves are by far the better team here and these are games Minnesota has to win if it really has goals of making the playoffs this season. I'll take the Timberwolves and the small line here.