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Timberwolves vs Knicks Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Visiting Minnesota to Pounce on New York

Coming off a head-turning win, the Minnesota Timberwolves visit the New York Knicks, who just got stung over 24 hours ago. Thus, reviewing the latest news, stats, and injury reports, the Timberwolves are slight favorites on the NBA betting lines, though if they play up to their stuff, this could be another blowout.

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Timberwolves vs Knicks Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22) vs New York Knicks (22-22)

Low-Scoring Games Suit Knicks

The New York Knicks laid a big fat egg against the Charlotte Hornets on Martin Luther King Day, getting dominated at home and scoring just 87 points. It was the third time in nine games that the Knicks would fail to hit the 90-point mark, which just shows how poor this team’s offense can get.

And, yet, the Knicks have actually been playing well recently. Since Christmas, the Knicks have gone 8-4 on both the moneyline and point spread. Credit goes to the defense, which has been ranked second in the NBA and appears to be recapturing its top-five form from last season.

Still, until the Knicks can get a more consistent and functional offense, it will be tough betting online on this team. At least the under will be a hot bet for this team, as it has cashed on nine of their last 12 games.

Timberwolves Sharpening Fangs

While the Knicks are reeling from their uninspiring performance, the Timberwolves are riding on cloud nine with a blowout win over the Golden State Warriors. Minnesota has won five of its last seven games and improved to 23-20 against the spread (ATS).

Like the Knicks, the Wolves have been improving on defense. They actually have a top-10 defense. Seriously. We may be more familiar with the highlight reels of Anthony Edwards or the fantasy lines of Karl-Anthony Towns, but defense has been this team’s bread-and-butter.

With that said, four of their last five games have gone over and at least one team scored over 120 points in three of these. The Wolves are still a work-in-progress, but it’s time to buy this team on the sports betting lines.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks Head to Head

 

Minnesota Stat New York
5-5 Record 5-5
4-6-0 Point Spread 6-4-0
2-8-0 Over/Under 2-8-0
104.6 Average Score 103.5
52.3 Half Time 54.3

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks Game Information

  • Date: Tuesday
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Location: Madison Square Garden
  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks Betting Lines

 

Minnesota New York
-150 Moneyline +130
-3

(-110)

Point Spread +3

(-110)

213½

(-110o)

Total 213½

(-110u)

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks Prediction

The Timberwolves are the better team in this matchup and should win. They are 8-14 against teams at .500 and above and the Knicks are still getting their act together. With no point guards, the Knicks have found it difficult to get their offense going.

Minnesota plays decent defense even though it drops significantly on the road (23rd versus second at home). The offense gets an uptick and the Wolves are the third-most proficient on the road. The Wolves will get slack on offense, but the Knicks are just averaging 100 points with no days’ rest. Minnesota should edge New York.

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -3

Cavalier defense mixed with explosive offense leads to a lot of high-scoring games. This has been the Wolves’ recipe as 15 of their 21 road games have gone over. However, the Knicks play one of the most sluggish paces and can hardly score so this one will likely go under.

Pick: Under 213½

Parlay: Timberwolves -3 and Under 213½ (+264)

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