Minnesota Timberwolves (11-35) at Brooklyn Nets (31-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -11.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.8 points and 4.3 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.3 points and 2.5 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 119.3 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Alize Johnson is dishing three assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Timberwolves last 7 road games. The over is 28-12 in Nets last 40 overall. The Timberwolves are 24-8 ATS in the last 32 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have played better basketball lately, but they're still not covering numbers and are losing their last five games by an average of 11.4 points while losing on the road by an average of eight points. The Brooklyn Nets have been winning and covering machines for a decent stretch, and now they get Kyrie back. Big number, but it's the Nets or pass for me.