Planning on watching today’s Knicks and Timberwolves game? Catch the action at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, as the Timberwolves hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSN. The over/under for this game is set at 213.5 points, and the Timberwolves are the home favorites against the Knicks in a non-conference matchup.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5
This game will be played at Target Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-106 in favor of the Timberwolves.
- Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.9% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can New York Stun the Crowd at Target Center?
Over the Knicks’ last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 8-5. On the road, the Knicks have gone 5-3 so far this season compared to their 3-2 mark at home.
New York has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 10-3 against the spread. With a five game ATS win streak as favorites, the Knicks are 3-2 against the spread when they are underdogs.
The Knicks recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 122 points against the Hornets. This output exceeded their season average of 110.9 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Jalen Brunson, who is averaging 24.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Julius Randle also maintains a PPG average of 19.4 heading into game.
Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 23.1% of their games. Currently, they are 1st in the NBA at 104.9 points per game allowed.
Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.9% and 36.0% from three-point territory.
Will Minnesota Make it Happen at Home?
In today’s game against the Knicks, the Timberwolves aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 9-3. Across 12 games, the Timberwolves have a 7-1 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 2-2 record in non-conference games.
Minnesota is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 6-5. In their last two road games, Minnesota has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 1-5 on the road as opposed to 5-0 at home.
In their recent matchup, the Timberwolves offense ended with 121 points against the Pelicans. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 53.8% and made 13 threes. On the offensive front, the Timberwolves have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 5th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 15th in terms of percentage and 25th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Timberwolves’ defense is positioned 5th in the NBA, permitting 106.8 points per game.
In their previous matchup vs. the Pelicans, the Timberwolves’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 120 points.