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Timberwolves Heat Betting Preview

Miami HeatMinnesota Timberwolves
14-5December 07, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center9-10

The Minnesota Timberwolves host Miami on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-10 mark against the 14-5 Heat in NBA action at Target Center.

Supporters of the Heat have seen them go 14-5 and 9-10 ATS so far this season, while the Timberwolves are at 9-10 and 10-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 9-10, while the Heat are 11-8.

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The Timberwolves sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Heat are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Heat will win this game 100-98.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 113-103 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves got 24 points from Kevin Martin, but it was Oklahoma City that prevailed in a 113-103 final on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 105.89 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 6 at 96.63 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.95% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 50.31% per game.

Next up:
Miami at Detroit, Sunday, December 8th
Minnesota at Detroit, Tuesday, December 10th