Timberwolves vs. Heat Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are a 3-point favorite to win on the moneyline. The over-under is set at 215 points.
Minnesota is 3-3 after a 119-116 home win over the Thunder. Miami enters with a 2-3 record following a 96-90 home loss versus the Celtics. The Heat won both meetings straight up and ATS last season. The total went over both games.
The T-Wolves were paced by a huge game from Karl-Anthony Towns against OKC as he accounted for 33 points and 19 rebounds. Jimmy Butler returned from an illness to record 25 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Jeff Teague had 17 points and 10 assists. Taj Gibson registered 16 points and eight boards. Andrew Wiggins added 14 points.
In Miami's victory over the Celtics, Goran Dragic scored a team-high 22 points. James Johnson and Josh Richardson both had 16 points, while Kelly Olynyk scored 14 off the bench. The Heat led by five after a quarter, but were then outscored a combined 53-37 in the second and third quarters.
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings.
Towns should thrive once again with Miami being without center Hassan Whiteside. The Timberwolves are back to full strength with Butler in the lineup and could be ready to go on a roll. Take the visitors as small favorites.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -3