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Timberwolves take on Nets in hoops contest

Minnesota TimberwolvesNew Jersey Nets
April 5, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Jersey Nets Odds

17-60TEAM RECORD23-53

The New Jersey Nets host Minnesota on Tuesday, looking to build on their 23-53 mark against the 17-60 Timberwolves in NBA action at Prudential Center.

The Timberwolves will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 34-43 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 35-41 ATS. Minnesota is 36-40-1 on the totals; New Jersey is 37-38-1.

View Minnesota vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Jersey opened as 5.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 202.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 26 (Nets) and the No. 22 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-94 result in favor of the Nets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 28-ranked offense (93.8 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 30 at 106.9 PPG. The Nets have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, less than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.1 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 106-89 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves endured a 106-89 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Michael Beasley at FedExForum.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 108-94 loser at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Deron Williams scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 108-94 to Miami at Prudential Center on Sunday).

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

A few Timberwolves at Nets trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Minnesota is 11-2-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
New Jersey is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Phoenix, Wednesday, April 6
New Jersey at Detroit, Wednesday, April 6

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