Wizards vs. Timberwolves Pick, Odds, Analysis

by | Last updated Feb 16, 2023 | nba

Washington Wizards (27-30 SU, 27-29-1 ATS) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29 SU, 29-31-0 ATS)
When: Thursday, February 16th, 8:00 PM (ET)
Where: Target Center, MN, Minneapolis

Point Spread: Wash +3.5/Min -3.5 (Bet it FREE by using code PREDICT100 when you deposit $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! They’ll match you dollar for dollar with a 100% REAL CASH bonus!)
Total: 234.5
Money Line: Washington Wizards +133/-159

Notable Injuries



    • Kyle Anderson (Questionable) Back
    • Rudy Gobert (Questionable) Groin
    • Karl-Anthony Towns (Out) Calf

    Recent Form

    Heading into the game, Washington is 27-30 overall. When taking to the road, Washington has a mark of 13-18 and a win percentage of 42%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 27-29-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 3-2 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 6-4 SU and 6-4 ATS.

    In their preceding game, the Wizards overpowered the Trail Blazers, earning a 126-101 win as 1-point favorites. Kyle Kuzma led the way for the Wizards, putting up 33 points on 55.0% shooting. The Wizards not only secured the victory but also covered the spread.

    Heading into the game, Minnesota is 31-29 overall. When playing at home, Minnesota has a mark of 20-12 and a win percentage of 62%. Currently, the team is 6th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 29-31-0 vs. the spread. In Minnesota’s last five games, the Timberwolves have a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 6-4 and 6-4 ATS.

    In their upcoming game, Minnesota will be looking to capitalize on their recent win over the Mavericks. Anthony Edwards led the way for the Timberwolves with 32 points. Despite being 6-point underdogs on the spread, the Timberwolves were able to secure an ATS win.

    The Historicals

    In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Wizards picked up the 142-127 win over the Timberwolves. The Wizards’ margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 1.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Over the last five head-to-head meetings, the Wizards have averaged 129 points per game compared to 113 for Minnesota. This has led to an ATS record of 5-0 for Washington. The over-under record in these same games is 5-0, with the teams combining for an average of 242 points per game.

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    This year, the Washington offense is not only near the NBA average in points at 113.6 points per game, but they are also playing at a pace similar to the league average. So far, the Wizards are ranked 19th in possessions per contest. Washington comes into the game ranked just 22nd in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.8% of their shots from deep, which places them 19th in the NBA. On defense, the Wizards allow an average of 112.0 points per game, placing them 16th in the league. So far, teams have shot 35.92% on their looks from outside vs. Washington. This figure places them 21st in 3-point shooting defense.

    Going into today’s game, Kristaps Porzingis is the leading scorer for the Washington team, with an average of 23.0 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 48.9%. The team’s second top scorer is Kyle Kuzma, who is averaging 21.5 points per game.

    This season, Minnesota is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 115.9 points per game. So far, the Timberwolves are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 101.1 possessions per game. The three-point shot has been a big part of Minnesota’s offensive game plan, as they are ranked 11th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.7% of their looks from the outside. The defense has been decentfor Minnesota, as they are currently allowing 113.3 points per game. However, the team has done a good job defending the 3-point line. So far, opposing teams have hit just 34.89% of their looks from deep.

    Coming into today’s game, Anthony Edwards is the leading scorer for Minnesota at 24.7 points per game. This season, Edwards has a field goal percentage of 46.5%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Jaylen Nowell, at 11.1 points per contest.

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    Betting Trends

    • The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win.
    • The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up win.
    • The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
    • The Timberwolves are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games.

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