Timberwolves at Heat 12/30/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date & Time: 12/30/2018, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: MIA -3.5 Total 211
TV Channel: FSN

The American Airlines Arena will play host to a Sunday evening NBA clash between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat.

The Timberwolves have lost 13 of their 17 road games and are three games out of playoff contention in the Western Conference. On Friday, Minnesota fell behind by 15 points during the first quarter of a 123-120 overtime loss versus Atlanta. The Timberwolves were out rebounded by a 71-60 margin and shot 45 percent from the field.

Minnesota C Karl-Anthony Towns tallied a game high 31 points and pulled down 19 rebounds. Derrick Rose added 25 points and nine assists in a losing effort for the Timberwolves.
The Miami Heat have won six of their last seven games and are currently tied with Charlotte atop the Southeast Division standings. On Friday, Miami outscored visiting Cleveland by 20 points during the second half of a convincing 118-94 victory. The Heat turned the ball over just seven times and shot 53 percent overall.

Miami F Justise Winslow led all scorers with 24 points to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists. Bam Adebayo contributed 18 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes off the Heat bench.

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Betting Trends

Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Heat are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Over is 6-0 in Timberwolves last 6 overall.
Under is 5-2 in Heat last 7 home games.
Timberwolves are 3-12-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

Miami F James Johnson and G Wayne Ellington were both held out of practice on Saturday due to illness and are listed as questionable for this contest. The Timberwolves rank higher in offensive efficiency and take care of the ball better than the Heat. Take Minnesota to score an outright road victory on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Timberwolves win and cover ATS 107-104.



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