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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Minnesota when they hit take on the Nets on Monday in pro hoops betting action.
Brooklyn battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 1-1 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Nets and 1-1 for the Timberwolves.
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 193 at most shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nets, currently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-94 victory for the Nets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Brooklyn's No. 20-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Brooklyn rates No. 19 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 4 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 105 points per game when on the road. Brooklyn, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 105-86 result against the Raptors on November 4. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 191 combined points took the game OVER the total. Andrei Kirilenko scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Timberwolves to victory (they lost 105-86 to Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Sunday).
The Nets were a 107-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (207) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto was scorched by Brook Lopez for 27 points as the Nets defated the Raptors 107-100 in NBA action on Saturday.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 0-10
After a loss are 1-9
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Timberwolves at Nets trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Minnesota is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 8 games at home
Brooklyn is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Brooklyn's last 16 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
Minnesota home to Orlando, Wednesday, November 7
Brooklyn at Miami, Wednesday, November 7