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Timberwolves visit Knicks in NBA clash

Minnesota TimberwolvesNew York Knicks
Dec 23, 5:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD19-7

The Knicks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in NBA play.

The Knicks sport records of 19-7 and 15-11 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Timberwolves sit at 13-11 and 14-10 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-10-2 for the Knicks and 13-11 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 104-99.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 5 in the league with 45.6 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 11.7 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 25 with 5.8 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 96.8 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 99-93 winner as they battled the Thunder at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kevin Love scored 28 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Minnesota on Thursday, leading the Timberwolves to a 99-93 victory over Oklahoma City at Target Center.

The Knicks were a 110-106 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors. The Knicks wasted a 29-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as Chicago ran past them 110-106 on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
New York is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 9 games at home
New York is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Houston, Wednesday, December 26
New York at LA Lakers, Tuesday, December 25

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