Minnesota Timberwolves (7-23) at New York Knicks (14-16)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.6 points and 3.6 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.9 points and 2.6 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.1 points and 5.6 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Timberwolves last 7 Sunday games. The under is 19-8 in Knicks last 27 overall. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are a bad basketball team across the board that loses on the road by an average of nine points and 8.3 points in the underdog role. The New York Knicks are showing signs of getting back on track, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 6.2 points while allowing 40.3 percent shooting from the field. I don't want much to do with the Timberwolves these days. Give me the Knicks and the small chalk.