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Timberwolves host Knicks in basketball action

New York KnicksMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 11, 8:00 PM | Target Center

New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD13-14

The Knicks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota at Target Center on Saturday in NBA action.

The Timberwolves bring a 13-14 record (15-12 ATS) to the battle against the 12-15 Knicks, who are 12-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 11-15-1 so far and the Knicks go 8-19.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Timberwolves as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 194, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 9 and the Knicks at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 14 at 94.5 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.8 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

The Knicks were a 92-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles was victimized by Jeremy Lin for 38 points as the Knicks defeated the Lakers 92-85 in NBA action on Friday.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 104-97 loser at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Minnesota got 32 points from Kevin Love en route to a 104-97 loss at the hands of Minnesota on Friday at Target Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Knicks at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New York's last 10 games on the road
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New York
Minnesota is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York at Toronto, Tuesday, February 14
Minnesota at Orlando, Monday, February 13