Timberwolves home to Nets in NBA betting action

Brooklyn NetsMinnesota Timberwolves
3-8November 22, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center7-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Brooklyn when they hit take on the Timberwolves on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

The Nets will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Timberwolves are 8-5 ATS. Brooklyn is 6-4-1 against the total, while Minnesota is 6-7 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Timberwolves) and the No. 15 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-89 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 95-91 result against the Bobcats on November 20. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets wasted a 25-point performance from Andray Blatche as Charlotte ran past them 95-91 on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 102-98 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kevin Martin poured in 28 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds in a losing cause for Minnesota on Wednesday, as the Clippers rolled to a 102-98 victory over Minnesota at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 6-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 13 in the league with 7.92 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 5.91 per outing.

A few Nets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Brooklyn is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 15 games
Brooklyn is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Detroit, Sunday, November 24th
Minnesota at Houston, Saturday, November 23rd
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