Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (16-40) at Miami Heat (36-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -10 -- Over/Under:
TV: FSN, SUN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have won just one game since January 11. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while Malik Beasley is averaging 21.8 points and two assists. D'Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Hernangomez is dishing 0.8 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t won a road game since January 5.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and five assists. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Bam Adebayo is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won 12 of their last 14 home games.
The Timberwolves are 5-12-2 ATS in the last 19 meetings. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Miami Heat aren't a team I'm trying to lay big chalk with given their current form, but they are still one of the best home teams in the league where they win by an average of 10.9 points and are 18-7-1 against the spread. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to get rocked left and right, and despite them getting a bunch of points, they're a horible 19-35-2 against the spread on the season. For me, it's either the Miami Heat and the big number or pass. Backing the Minnesota Timberwolves isn't an option these days.