At 7:30 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (17-26) will host the Minnesota Timberwolves (31-13) at the Barclays Center. The Timberwolves are favored by 4.5 and are second in the Western Conference, while the Nets are 11th in the East. The over/under line is set at 217.

This non-conference matchup can be seen on YES.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-109 in favor of the Timberwolves.
  • Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 13 threes.

Do the Timberwolves Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Minnesota is 27-8 as the favorite this season and is favored by 4.5 points today. As the favorite, the Timberwolves have a scoring margin of +8.1 points per game.

In the Western Conference, the Timberwolves are in 2nd place with a record of 31-13. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 21-7 compared to 10-6 against the East.

On the road, Minnesota has an average scoring margin of +2.7 points per game. They are 14-9 on the road this season and have won their last two road games vs. the spread.

In their win over the Wizards, the teams combined for 225 points, which was well below the O/U line of 229. Minnesota covered the spread as 10-point favorites.

For the season, Minnesota is 23-21 on the over/under, and 35 of their games have had higher O/U lines than today’s line of 217.

This season, the Timberwolves are 21st in the league in scoring at 113.5 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.2 points compared to 112.7 at home.

So far, Minnesota has outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.5% of their games. They are 9th in field goal percentage at 48% and 7th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Timberwolves are 3rd in the league at 38%. In terms of pace, they are 23rd at 97.9 possessions per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves’ defense is giving up an average of 107.8 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 50.5% while allowing 35.5% from downtown.

Will Brooklyn Win at Home?

Today, the Nets are looking to snap a two-game losing streak as they host the Timberwolves. In their last game, the Nets lost to the Knicks by a score of 108-103. The O/U line for that game was 223 points.

As the underdog, the Nets have lost their last two games and are 7-21 as the underdog this season. Against the spread as the underdog, they are 11-15 and 11-15 overall. Today, they are getting 4.5 points.

In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are currently in 11th place with a record of 17-26. At home, they are 10-11 compared to 7-15 on the road. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 13-14 and 1-5 in their division.

On average, the Nets’ games have finished with a combined scoring total of 229.5 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 217, which is lower than 41 of their previous games. This season, the Nets are 22-21 on the over/under.

So far this season, the Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113.9 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 115.2 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 7th in the league with an average of 13.7 made threes per game. Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Nets are 25th in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 45%. In terms of pace, they are 24th in the league.

On defense, Nets is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 115.6 points per game. For the season, Brooklyn is ranked 19th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.3 free-throws per game vs. the Nets and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.7%.