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Timberwolves visit Heat in NBA clash

Minnesota TimberwolvesMiami Heat
37-37April 04, 2014, 07:30 | AmericanAirlines Arena52-22


The Heat will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Timberwolves at AmericanAirlines Arena in NBA wagering action.

Miami battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 37-37 mark (36-38 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 39-35 for the Heat and 35-35-4 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Heat and the No. 15-rated Timberwolves in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-98 win for the Heat on Friday.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 102-88 result against the Grizzlies on April 2. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kevin Love scored 24 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading Minnesota over Memphis, 102-88, on Wednesday at Target Center.

In their last action, Miami was a 96-77 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Heat grabbed a 96-77 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from LeBron James at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 8 in the league with 44.89 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 7.99 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 17 with 7.46 per contest.

A few Timberwolves at Heat trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Orlando, Saturday, April 5th
Miami home to New York, Sunday, April 6th