Timberwolves vs. Knicks Prediction
Will the Minnesota Timberwolves avoid a letdown on the road when they take on the New York Knicks tonight at 7:30PM ET?
521 Minnesota Timberwolves vs. 522 New York Knicks
Friday, February 22, 2019
7:30PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Timberwolves are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 220 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on the Timberwolves on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
T’Wolves heating up
Minnesota went into the break riding wins over the Clippers and Rockets. The Timberwolves have covered the spread in three straight games as well. Minnesota is 27-30 overall, 8-20 on the road, 29-28 against the spread and 31-26 with the over.
The Timberwolves are putting up 111.9 points per game on offense while shooting 45.2 percent as a team. Defensively, Minnesota is giving up 111.7 points per game while opponents shoot nearly 37 percent from the arc. Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the team with 23.1 points and 12 rebounds per game while Derrick Rose averages 18.2 points and 4.8 assists per contest.
Knicks end losing streak
New York put an end to its 18-game losing streak last Thursday when it earned a 106-91 win at Atlanta. The Knicks are now 11-47 on the season, 4-23 at home, 24-33-1 against the spread and 30-28 with the under.
The Knicks are not good on either side of the ball. The offense puts up 105.3 points per game while shooting a league-worst 43 percent from the floor. Defensively, New York is allowing 114 points per game while opponents shoot 47 percent against them. Dennis Smith Jr. is leading the Knicks with 17 points and 6 assists per game since joining the squad. Kevin Knox is adding 12.5 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are just 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 Friday games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games when playing on 3 or more days of rest.
The Knicks are just 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven against a team with a losing record.
Neither team has much at stake here, but the Timberwolves still could make something of their season if they can start to heat up. New York is coming off a win, but the Knicks were awful for nearly a month and are clearly trying to tank for Zion Williamson. Minnesota should be able to take advantage of that tonight. Even though the T’Wolves have been tough to trust on the road, they haven’t been as hard to trust as the Knicks.
NBA Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves -6