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Timberwolves Knicks Betting Preview

New York KnicksMinnesota Timberwolves
21-40March 05, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center30-29

Target Center will feature Timberwolves vs. Knicks action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Timberwolves are 30-29 so far on the season, and 31-28 ATS vs. the number. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 21-40 and 24-37 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 26-29-4 and the Knicks go 35-26 on the totals.

View New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Timberwolves installed as -9.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 210.5.

This game pits the Timberwolves, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Knicks, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-91 victory for the Timberwolves.

In their last action, New York was a 96-85 loser on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Carmelo Anthony went off for 28 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Detroit defeated New York, 96-85 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 132-128 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (260) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Timberwolves got a 33-point performance from Kevin Love as Minnesota handed Denver a 132-128 defeat on Monday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 4-ranked offense (106.15 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 13 at 100.46 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.91% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44.21% on average).

Next up:
New York home to Utah, Friday, March 7th
Minnesota home to Detroit, Friday, March 7th