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Heat take on Timberwolves in hoops contest

Miami HeatMinnesota Timberwolves
April 1, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

52-23TEAM RECORD17-58

The Timberwolves will be trying to slam the Heat on Friday when the teams tip off at Target Center in NBA betting action.

The Heat will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 34-40-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Timberwolves are 34-41 ATS. Miami is 39-35-1 on the totals; Minnesota is 36-38-1.

View Miami vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Heat are listed as 10.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 208.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Heat odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Heat sit at No. 3. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 108-95 win for the Heat.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Heat rank No. 9 in the league with 42.2 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Heat rate No. 11 with 6.7 per contest.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.9 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Miami was a 123-107 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 12.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (230) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington was victimized by LeBron James for 35 points as the Heat defeated the Wizards 123-107 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 108-91 result against the Bulls on March 30. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Timberwolves endured a 108-91 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Kevin Love at Target Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Heat at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Miami is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Miami's last 19 games on the road
Miami is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami at New Jersey, Sunday, April 3
Minnesota at Memphis, Saturday, April 2