Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (2-9) at Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -11 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves clash Thursday night in NBA action at the Target Center on TNT.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to climb out of a 2-9 hole. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 18 points and 7.3 rebounds while Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 12.4 points and 1.4 assists. Jahlil Okafor is the third double-digit scorer and Gerald Henderson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-4 this season on the road.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves could also use a big win after losing five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 26.6 points and 2.3 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22 points and 8.8 rebounds. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost three of their last four home games.
The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota.
I'm not taking the 76ers and the points because they're still the 76ers and they played yesterday. I'm also not taking the Timberwolves and the chalk considering they're struggling just to win games at the moment let alone cover. Instead, I'll side with the under, as its hit in six straight matchups between these two in Minnesota and both clubs have played ugly stretches of basketball leading up to this point. This line seems a tab bit too high.