Brooklyn Nets (6-7) at Minnesota Timberwolves (4-9)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday in NBA action at the Target Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look of a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 108.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Caris LeVert is averaging 19 points and 3.7 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.7 points and 5.1 assists. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Spencer Dinwiddie is dishing 4.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could also use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 19.9 points and 10.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.8 points and 4.7 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 6.9 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won four of their last five home games.
The Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Monday games. The Timberwolves are 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 2-12 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Minnesota, 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings and the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
I'm going to assume the Minnesota Timberwolves get some players back from injury with them being favored in this spot. Regardless, we should see a happier Minnesota team now that Jimmy Butler is gone, as it's clear him being on the roster was taking its toll. This is a more than winnable game for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and I expect them to get the job done.