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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves
Date & Time Saturday March 30, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBAtv, NSPA, FSN
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center.

The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.5 points and 13.7 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.7 points and 4.1 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last eight road games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another win after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.7 points and 12.5 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.7 points and 2.4 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won seven of their last nine home games.

The 76ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 29-14-1 ATS in their last 44 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall. The over is 6-1 in 76ers last 7 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been surprisingly good at home lately and are fresh off an overtime win last night against the Golden State Warriors. That doesn't create a letdown spot for the Timberwolves, a team that's already sidelined many key players for the remainder of the season. While the numbers may not show it, the Philadelphia 76ers are playing their most consistent ball of the season right now and smoked the Timberwolves back in January by 32 points. This is a game the 76ers should win comfortably as they gear up for a playoff run. 

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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