Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game. The Washington Wizards host the Minnesota Timberwolves in a much anticipated East vs West battle. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Why are Minnesota Timberwolves game much anticipated you ask? Well, they have been one of the most pleasant surprises in the NBA during the 2nd part of November having won 7 of their last 8 games and they come into tonight’s game having beaten Philadelphia and Indiana back-to-back. The two games were decided by 1 and 2 points, with Karl-Anthony Towns leading the way against the Pacers with 32 points and 8 boards. D’Angelo Russell has played a huge part in the solid run recently, he and Anthony Edwards finished the game with 21 apiece. Minnesota is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games and against Eastern Conference teams this season they are 6-3 SU in the last 9 games. They do struggle a bit at Washington though, in their last 6 visits they’ve covered the spread just once.
Washington also struggles with covering the spread, they’ve done so just once in their last 5 games overall, however with 11 wins in 15 games vs the Western Conference they enter tonight’s game as slight favorites according to the bookmakers. They come home after a 4-game West Coast road trip which they finished 2-2, however they’ll be encouraged by the recent play of Bradley Beal who led the team in scoring in all 4 of those games. Injuries have bothered the Wizards quite a bit this season, they could once again be without Thomas Bryant who is questionable for this one with a knee issue and Rui Hachimura who is out indefinitely due to personal reasons. The Wizards have had the upper hand in head-to-head meetings beating the Timberwolves 6 times in the last 10 games.
This game will be a huge test of character for the Timberwolves, who are known to build up the hype and then disappoint us in the worst possible way. I hope that’s no longer the case with them, they’ve been on a roll for quite some time now, so let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and back them to cover here.
Washington Wizards – Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Washington Wizards – Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions
Minnesota +3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Over, over, over, that’s been the outcome of the last 3 meetings between these two sides and in the last 9 of 10 games played. Neither side cares too much about defense when these two teams play, the average amount of points scored between them has been 232.2 points per game and both of them are shooting 48% from the field in those games. Washington has averaged 131.6 per game in the last 3 meetings, but that was mainly with Russell Westbrook at the helm and we all know how big of an impact he has on the tempo of games. Still, I think these stats are hard to ignore, the last 7 meetings in Washington have all gone over the total. Minnesota is averaging 112 on the road this season, almost 7 points more than at home. Washington is at 111 per game at home, so expect a healthy amount of points in this one. Back the over.
Over 216.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365