The Brooklyn Nets (21-34) are in Minneapolis tonight to take on the Timberwolves (39-17) in a non-conference matchup. The Nets are currently on a three-game losing streak and are 11th in the Eastern Conference, while the Timberwolves are favored by 7.5 points and are 1st in the Western Conference.

This game will tip off at 9:00 ET and can be seen on BSNX.


The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +7.5

This game will be played at Target Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 130-125 in favor of the Nets.
  • Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 15 threes.

Can the Nets Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Brooklyn has lost three straight games and are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-34. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 4th place.

This season, the Nets have been the underdog in 38 of their 55 games and have gone 9-29 in those games. Today, they are 7.5-point underdogs and have gone 2-8 as the underdog.

Against the spread, Brooklyn is 24-28 for the season and have failed to cover in their last two games. On the road, their ATS record is 9-16.

In their last game, the Nets lost to the Raptors by a score of 121-93. They were 1.5-point underdogs going into the game and are now 26-29 on the over/under for the season.

This year, Brooklyn games have averaged a combined scoring total of 228.7 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 216.5. The team’s O/U record for the season is 26-29.

So far this season, the Brooklyn Nets are 22nd in scoring at 113 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 111.8 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Nets have outscored the NBA average in just 41.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

One area where the Nets have excelled is three-point shooting. They are 6th in the NBA in made threes at 13.8 per game. Overall, Brooklyn is 25th in field goal percentage at 46%.

Coming into the game, the Nets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 47.3% of their games. Currently, they are 16th in the NBA at 115.7 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 53.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.2% of their three-point attempts.

Do the Timberwolves Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Minnesota’s record of 39-17 has them in 1st place in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 12-9 and 27-8 against other Western Conference teams.

The Timberwolves are favored by 7.5 points today and have a record of 33-12 as the favorite. Their ATS record as the favorite is 22-22 and 22-22 overall. As the favorite, their scoring margin is +8.9 PPG.

Minnesota’s O/U record for the season is 28-28, and their games have averaged 220.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 216.5, and 46 of their games have had higher O/U lines.

In their last game, Minnesota lost to the Bucks by a score of 112-107. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and the Timberwolves were favored by 4 points going into the game.

So far this season, Minnesota has an ATS record of 29-26, including going 16-14 ATS on the road. Their straight-up record on the road is 20-11.

Minnesota’s offense is averaging 113.8 points per game this season, which is 20th in the NBA. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 115.0 points per game compared to 112.4 at home.

In terms of pace, the Timberwolves are 26th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, Minnesota is 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. Inside the arc, they are making 54% of their shots (14th), while they are 3rd in three-point shooting at 39%.

Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves’ defense is giving up an average of 106.8 points per contest. Minnesota’s defense is currently forcing 14 turnovers per game, which is 25th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 8th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.8 rejections per game.