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Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

January 25, 2024


The Minnesota Timberwolves will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center with the game tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday evening and will air on Bally Sports North+ and the YES Network.

The Timberwolves enter this game with the best record in the Western Conference at 31-13 and are coming off a 118-107 win on the road against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday which also ended their two-game losing streak. The success of the Timberwolves this season can be attributed to their defensive play and slow tempo as they are allowing the fewest points per game in the league with an average of 107.79 points allowed per game, however, they are averaging the 10th fewest points per game with an average of 113.37 points per game. 

Anthony Edwards has been one of the better players on the team and leads the team in scoring and steals while being 2nd on the team in assists with an average of 25.5 points, 5.2 assists, and 1.23 steals per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to build off the momentum following the win on the road against the Wizards when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets.

The Brooklyn Nets enter this game with a record of 17-26 which puts them in 11th place in the Eastern Conference while having lost six of their last seven games and are on a two-game losing streak following a 103-108 loss at home against the New York Knicks on Tuesday. 

Brooklyn has been a below-average team offensively and defensively this season as they enter this game averaging 113.93 points per game while allowing an average of 115.58 points per game. Nicolas Claxton enters this game averaging a double-double with 12.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while leading the team in blocks with an average of 2.21 blocks per game. The Brooklyn Nets will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday evening.

BookMaker has the Minnesota Timberwolves listed as 4.5-point favorites on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening. Minnesota has won six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while having covered the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-20-2 ATS overall, 11-12 ATS on the road, and 16-15-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 20-21-2 ATS overall, 12-7-2 ATS at home, and 11-15-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Minnesota is the superior team this season and has been the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the last ten and two of the last three contests. The Timberwolves have covered the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 22-20-2 ATS overall and 16-15-2 ATS as a favorite while the Nets are 20-21-2 ATS overall and 11-15-2 ATS as an underdog. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Minnesota Timberwolves when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -4