washington wizards 121 vs minnesota timberwolves 130

ANALYSIS

On Thursday, the Wizards travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves as both teams try to close out the first half with a win. Washington has won six in a row against Minnesota, including a 142-127 win earlier this year, behind 41 points from Kristaps Porzingis.

The Timberwolves have been playing solid basketball the past few weeks, winning 12 of 20. They come into Thursday 31-29, good for 6th in the West. Minnesota has done a great job weathering the storm while star center, Karl Anthony-Towns has been sidelined with a calf injury. In Towns’ absence, rising star Athony Edwards has taken over offensively, averaging 26.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.9 assists since November 28th. 

The Wizards have also played well of late, winning 9 of 13. They currently hold the last spot in the play-in tournament at 27-30. Breakout seasons from Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma give Washington a trio of scorers all averaging 21.5 points or more. Porzingis comes into Thursday with the hot hand, pouring in 24.7 points and 8.1 rebounds on 51.6% shooting over his last 15 games.

WHY BET ON THE washington wizards

The Wizards are 9-4 ATS over their past 13 games. They are 8-16 SU as road underdogs this season, yet are 11-12-1 ATS. Washington is also 14-11 ATS against opponents from the Western Conference this season.

WHY BET ON THE minnesota timberwolves

Minnesota is 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games. They are 10-8 SU as home favorites this season, yet are 7-11 ATS.

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Jan-24th
MIN
over
118
:
107
WAS
Feb-16th
WAS
over
114
:
106
MIN
Nov-28th
MIN
under
127
:
142
WAS
Apr-5th
WAS
over
132
:
114
MIN
Dec-1st
MIN
under
107
:
115
WAS
Feb-27th
MIN
under
112
:
128
WAS

WAS GAMES

WAS
under
122
:
132
BOS
CHI
over
129
:
127
WAS
WAS
under
122
:
130
TOR
POR
over
108
:
102
WAS
LAL
over
125
:
120
WAS

MIN GAMES

PHX
over
125
:
106
MIN
ATL
under
106
:
109
MIN
MIN
under
107
:
116
DEN
MIN
over
127
:
117
LAL
MIN
under
87
:
97
PHX

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
55
Tech Fouls
77
Minutes
240.6
AVG Minutes
241.5
Assists
27.9
AVG Assists
26.6
Points
113.7
Points
113
Rebounds
31.9
Avd Defensive Rebounds
34.2