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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets 10/23/2019 Previews, Game Analysis, Prediction

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets 10-23-2019 Previews, Game Analysis, Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets 10/23/2019 – The Brooklyn Nets are about to kick off a new era as they parade their star-studded team led by All-NBA point guard Kyrie Irving. Online Sportsbooks are going to closely watch what kind of an impact Kyrie can provide for the Nets in their first regular-season game against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at the Barclays Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets 10/23/2019

When: Wednesday, 10/23/2019 7:30 PM ET
Where: Barclays Center, New York, NY
TV: YES
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets 10/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +5 (-109) 226.5 o (-110) +176

Brooklyn Nets
-5 (-109) 226.5 u (-109) -217
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Timberwolves remain a borderline playoff contender despite losing veterans Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose. Karl-Anthony Towns will be a man on a mission this season after getting snubbed for one of the All-NBA spots last year. But for Minnesota to really become a legit threat in a loaded Western Conference, former No.1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins would have to reach his full potential and become a bona fide All-Star this season.

Players to Watch: Karl Anthony Towns (24.4 PPG on 51.8 FG%, 12.4 RPG and 3.4 APG*), Andrew Wiggins (18.1 PPG on 41.2 FG%, 4.8 RPG and 2.5 APG*), Robert Covington (14.5 PPG on 43.3 FG%, 5.7 RPG and 1.5 APG*)

Brooklyn Nets Betting

The Nets are arguably the biggest winners of the offseason by landing Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan in free agency. And while they might wait until 2020-21 season for Durant to make his comeback from an Achilles heel injury, Brooklyn has the talent to really go deep into the Eastern Conference playoffs. They have a top-notch coach in Kenny Atkins and a really deep supporting cast that includes Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris Levert, Joe Harris, and Jarret Allen.

Players to Watch: Kyrie Irving (23.8 PPG on 48.7 FG%, 5.0 RPG and 6.9 APG*), Caris Levert (13.7 PPG on 42.9 FG%, 3.8 RPG and 3.9 APG*), and Joe Harris. (13.7 PPG on 50.0 FG%, 3.8 RPG and 2.4 APG*).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets 10/23/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Timberwolves are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games.
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Brooklyn.
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Brooklyn.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn.
Minnesota is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn’s last 7 games.
Brooklyn is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Brooklyn is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Nets are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Brooklyn is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games played in October.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

No Injuries

Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant SF Achilles is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Brooklyn Nets
40-42 Against the Spread 46-41
44-38 Straight Up 42-44-1
112 Points per Game 112
113 Points Allowed per Game 112
45.6 Offensive FG% 44.7
78.7 Offensive FT% 74.89
35.09 Offensive 3PT% 35.14
46.76 Defensive FG% 45.86
76.68 Defensive FT% 77.03
37.81 Defensive 3PT% 34.1

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Picks

Minnesota finished the preseason with a 2-3 record, losing their final game against the Milwaukee Bucks 118-96. Brooklyn, on the other hand, won their first three preseason games before dropping their last one vs. the Raptors 123-107.

Moneyline: ESPN basketball power index has the Nets winning their opener at 65.6 percent. For legal NBA betting aficionados, Brooklyn would be a smart pick because this team clearly has the depth and firepower to outgun the Wolves.

ATS: On the other hand, Minnesota sports a really good ATS record vs. Brooklyn in their last 10 head-to-head meetings. The Wolves have a 7-3 ATS slate and scored an average of 111.5 points across 10 games.

TOTALs: Both teams averaged at least 112 points per game last season and should not have any problem exceeding the game’s over total (226).

Score Prediction: 123 – 110 Brooklyn