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Timberwolves visit Nets in NBA clash

Minnesota TimberwolvesBrooklyn Nets
36-35March 30, 2014, 06:00 | Barclays Center38-33



The Nets will hit the floor running against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Nets bring a 38-33 record (38-33 ATS) to the battle against the 36-35 Timberwolves, who are 35-36 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Brooklyn go 37-32-2 so far and the Timberwolves go 33-34-4. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Nets in this one found them as -3-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 211 at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Nets) and the No. 19 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-94 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

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Minnesota won its last outing, a 143-107 result against the Lakers on March 28. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite, while the 250 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Friday as Minnesota blasted the Lakers 143-107 at Target Center.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 108-97 winner at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brooklyn got 22 points from Paul Pierce en route to a 108-97 victory over Cleveland on Friday at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 98.46 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 25 at 103.34 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 45.54% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 44.28% per game.

A few Timberwolves at Nets trends to consider:
Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Brooklyn is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home


Next up:
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Monday, March 31st
Brooklyn home to Houston, Tuesday, April 1st

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