Minnesota Timberwolves (12-36) at Philadelphia 76ers (33-15)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 48 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.9 points and 4.4 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20 points and 2.4 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.9 points and 11.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.5 points and 3.6 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The 76ers are 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The Timberwolves are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-11 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the end of a back to back, and they're losing their last five games by an average of eight points and on the road this season by an average of 7.8 points. The Philadelphia 76ers are not only winning games, but they're 27-19-2 against the spread on the season and 16-7 against the spread at home. Big number, but I'll play the trends from both sides and go with the 76ers in a comfortable home victory.