Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game. Jimmy Butler faces his old team tonight as the Miami Heat hit the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Miami is going to have to play the role of streak busters tonight as they face a team that’s won 4 straight at home. The Heat are also on a decent run with 4 wins in their last 5 games, they are coming off an 8-point win over the Detroit Pistons last night. In a game in which they trailed by 9 points heading into the 4th quarter, they once again showed their depth with 5 players scoring in double-digits, led by 31 points from Tyler Herro who’s coming off the bench for them. This Miami team really excels at defending the perimeter and it showed as they held the Pistons to just 26% shooting from distance. In their last 7 games the Heat have covered the spread 5 times, however against the Timberwolves they have only 1 win in the last 6 meetings.
Minnesota is finally playing on a high level. They’ve won 4 games in a row, but what’s even more impressive they’ve held all 4 of those opponents to under 100 points, something we’re not accustomed to seeing from them. Their trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell is playing well. KAT and Ant are averaging over 20 points, while Russell is at 18.3 per game. As a team the Wolves have averaged 121 points over their last 3 games, which is almost a 14 points increase from their season average. Facing a tough Miami defense will be a huge test for them though, the Heat are allowing only 99.3 points over their last 3 games. They’ll most likely have to face them without the services of Josh Okogie who is questionable with a back injury. The Timberwolves are 2 point underdogs coming into this one, they’ve covered the spread in their last 5 games overall.
I’m expecting both teams be fired out for tonight. Both are in great form, plus there’s also history between Butler and the Wolves. Minnesota has had the upper hand with 5 wins in the last 6 meetings, I think with their recent stellar form that continues tonight. Give me the Wolves to cover here.
Minnesota Timberwolves – Miami Heat Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves – Miami Heat Predictions
Minnesota +2 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring, scoring, scoring. That’s been the trend between these two teams for a while now. Their last 9 of 10 games have all gone over the total and the two teams averaging 228.9 points during that stretch of games. The last 3 games have averaged 239.3 points with the over landing in all 3 of them. If we look at Miami’s road games we can see that 6 of their last 9 have cashed on the over, including 4 of their last 5 against Minnesota at Target Center. That really isn’t much of a surprise as the Heat rank 5th in the NBA in offensive rating this season and have the 8th best effective field goal percentage. The Timberwolves play at the 9th fastest pace this season, they’ve been on a solid scoring run in their last 4 games putting up 110, 138, 115 and 107 points. I think this game has all the necessary ingredients for a high scoring result. Let’s back the over.
Over 212.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365