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Betting Line Favors the Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA Battle with New York Knicks

Minnesota looks to cover the Timberwolves-Knicks -9 point betting spread on Friday and improve its overall 27-16 mark when they host New York in NBA basketball action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the New York Knicks listed as 9-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 207.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 112-92 win for the Timberwolves on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-16 so far on the NBA season, and 20-21-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The New York Knicks, meanwhile, are 19-22 and 22-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 21-21-1 and the Knicks go 19-21-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs New York injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Minnesota Timberwolves and the No. 24-ranked New York Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting New York Knicks rank No. 7 in the league with 44.83 per game. That compares with Minnesota's No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA's No. 29-ranked team at 7.98 per game, while the New York Knicks rate No. 30 with 7.61 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Beasley went off for 26 points and added 12 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Chicago defeated New York, 122-119 at Madison Square Garden.

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points leading the Timberwolves to a 104-88 victory over Oklahoma City at Target Center on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • New York is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • New York is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • New York is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to New Orleans, Sunday, January 14th
Minnesota home to Portland, Sunday, January 14th