The NBA action continues on Monday, November 7, with this inter-conference duel in Minneapolis, and here you can get the best Knicks vs. Timberwolves sports betting pick and odds.
New York is hoping to return to .500 when they visit Minnesota at Target Center, while the Wolves are looking to go above .500 with a victory here. The Timberwolves are -4.5 favorites on BetRivers NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 229 points. These inter-conference rivals have met twice last year, and the visiting team was better each time.
Knicks lost to the Celtics at home
The New York Knicks (4-5, 4-5-0 ATS) lost three of the last four games, including the most recent one to the Boston Celtics at home. New York resisted Boston in the first half and had just a point deficit at halftime, but the C’s scored 64 points in the second 24 minutes to secure a 133-118 victory. Both teams shot over 50% from the field, but Boston made 27 triples opposite New York’s 11, which was the biggest difference in this game.
The Knicks had three players with 20+ points. Julius Randle led the bunch with 29 and nine rebounds. RJ Barrett added 27 points, four boards, and four assists with six turnovers, while Jalen Brunson recorded a double-double of 22 points and team-high ten dimes. Isaiah Hartenstein posted a double-double of ten points and game-high 14 rebounds.
C Mitchell Robinson is out of the lineup due to a right knee sprain, and he is not expected to be available until the middle of November. SG Quentin Grimes (foot) is questionable to face the Wolves on Monday.
Timberwolves snapped a negative run
The Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5, 4-6-0 ATS) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 129-117 home win over the Houston Rockets. It was the second of a four-game home stand for the Wolves, who will host the Phoenix Suns after this game against New York. Minnesota created a 19-point lead at halftime against Houston and shot even 61.3% from the floor in one of their best offensive displays of the season. The Timberwolves were better in assists (38-27) and blocks (5-0).
Karl-Anthony Towns led the Wolves with 25 points, game-high nine rebounds, six assists, and two blocks. Anthony Edwards scored 19 points with a couple of steals, Kyle Anderson had 16 points, six dishes, and game-high three thefts, while Taurean Prince contributed with 16 points and six boards.
C Rudy Gobert is going through the league’s health and safety protocols, and there is no timetable for his return.
- 12-3 ATS in the last 15 road games
- 7-2 ATS in the last nine games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game
- 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games following a straight-up loss
- 4-9 ATS in the last 13 home games
- 3-7 ATS in the last ten games following an ATS win
- 3-9 ATS in the last 12 games following a straight-up win
New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Pick
The Wolves did beat the Rockets, but Houston is the weakest team in the NBA and Minnesota will have a much harder job against the Knicks on Monday. The Knicks, on the other hand, should have an easier job than against the Celtics, and this one is likely going down to the wire. I wouldn’t be surprised if one possession decides the tilt or if we go to the overtime. Interestingly, both teams are averaging 114.0 points per game, while the Wolves have a slightly better defense, which suggests that this one is tough to predict. I am not sure who will win, but I am going with the Knicks to cover.
Pick: Take the Knicks at +6.5 (-133)
With both teams scoring 114.0 ppg, I expect to see around 230 points here. Minnesota is 4th in pace this season with 102.4 possessions over 48 minutes, while New York is 13th in this segment with 100.2 possessions. Both sides are slightly below average when it comes to offensive rating, but due to the nature of this game and a potential free-throw finish or overtime, I am going with Over. Over is 13-6 in the Knicks’ last 19 games following an ATS loss, while Over is 4-1 in New York’s previous five after scoring 100 points or more in their last game.
Pick: Go Over 227.5 points (-120)