New York Knicks (4-5) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5)
November 7, 2022 9:15 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5; Over/Under: +229.5
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The New York Knicks travel to the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
The New York Knicks have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their past five games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting blown out by the Celtics in a 133-118 loss on Saturday. Julius Randle led the way with 29 points and nine rebounds on 10 of 19 shooting, RJ Barrett added 27 points while Jalen Brunson tallied 22 points with 10 assists on 10 of 17 shooting. As a team, the Knicks shot 51 percent from the field and 11 of 27 from the 3-point line which would’ve been enough to win most games, but they had no answer for the Celtics who drained an incredible 27 of 51 from the 3-point line.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in decent form as they’ve split their first 10 games and they will be looking to build some momentum after arresting a three-game skid with a 129-117 win over the Rockets on Saturday. Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Anthony Edwards added 19 points while Kyle Anderson and Taurean Prince each scored 16 points. As a team, the Timberwolves shot a sizzling 61 percent from the field and 15 of 33 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first half by 68-49, before pouring in another 35 points in the third quarter to put the game to bed early.
Looking at the betting trends, the Knicks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a win.
Head to head, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Minnesota and the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings overall.
The Knicks will be shorthanded again as Mitchell Robinson is ruled out while Quentin Grimes is questionable with a foot injury. The Timberwolves are also shorthanded as Rudy Gobert has already been ruled out due to health and safety protocols. The Knicks could really do with a win to get back on track, especially after they got scorched by 27 3-pointers in their last outing, but I don’t think they’ll get much pity from the Timberwolves who were riding a three-game skid before their win over the slumping Rockets. You couldn’t bet on either squad with much confidence at the moment, but I’ll go with the Timberwolves to get the narrow win and cover at home in this spot.