Knicks vs. Timberwolves Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, March 20, 2023

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Knicks vs. Timberwolves Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, March 20, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-37), who are an 8.5-point underdog when they square off with the New York Knicks (42-30) on March 20, 2023. The matchup’s point total is 228.5.

Knicks vs. Timberwolves Odds

  • Knicks odds to win: -379
  • Timberwolves odds to win: +301
  • Spread: Knicks (-8.5)
  • Total: 228.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV: MSG and BSN

Who Will Win Knicks vs. Timberwolves?

Knicks and Timberwolves Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Knicks are winless against the spread (0-3) when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.

The Timberwolves have a 1-2 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 8.5 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 2.2 more points per game, 230.7, than this game’s over/under of 228.5 points.

New York and Minnesota have seen its opponents average a combined 0.3 fewer points per game than the point total of 228.5 set for this game.

The average point total for Knicks games this season is 1.1 fewer points than the total of 228.5 in this matchup.

Minnesota’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 231.6 points, 3.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

New York is 41-30-1 ATS this season.

The Timberwolves are 33-37-2 against the spread this year.

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks’ +208 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.9 points per game) is a result of scoring 115.1 points per game (14th in the NBA) while allowing 112.2 per contest (sixth in the league).

The Knicks win the rebound battle by an average of 4.4 boards. They are recording 47.0 rebounds per game (second in the league) compared to their opponents’ 42.6 per outing.

New York hits 12.3 three-pointers per game (12th in the league), while its opponents have made 12.9 on average.

The Knicks rank seventh in the NBA with 114.2 points scored per 100 possessions, and 10th in the league defensively with 110.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Knicks have been better offensively at home, where they average 116.2 points per game, compared to road games, where they average 114.1 per game. Defensively, they are slightly better when playing at home, where they concede 112.1 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow opponents to score 112.4 per game.

Timberwolves Stats & Insights

The Timberwolves score 115.6 points per game (12th in NBA) and give up 116.0 (18th in league) for a -26 scoring differential overall.

Minnesota loses the rebound battle by 3.2 boards on average. It collects 41.7 rebounds per game, 23rd in the league, while its opponents grab 44.9.

The Timberwolves connect on 12.0 three-pointers per game (16th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.6. They shoot 35.8% from deep, and their opponents shoot 37.0%.

The Timberwolves rank 22nd in the NBA with 110.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 12th defensively with 111.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Minnesota is putting up more points at home (116.2 per game) than away (115.0).

Knicks Key Players to Watch

Julius Randle averages 25.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

Jalen Brunson averages 23.8 points per game and adds 3.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists for the Knicks.

Randle leads active Knicks in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Josh Hart averages 1.1 steals per game, while Mitchell Robinson has 1.6 blocks per contest.

Timberwolves Key Players to Watch

Anthony Edwards puts up 24.7 points per game and also tacks on 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest.

This season, Rudy Gobert has a statline that includes 13.8 points, 1.1 assists and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Edwards hits 2.7 threes per game.

The Timberwolves’ defensive efforts get a boost from Edwards’ 1.6 steals and Gobert’s 1.4 blocks per game.

Knicks vs. Timberwolves Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Timberwolves (+ 8.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (228.5)

  • Prediction:
    Knicks 119 – Timberwolves 111

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