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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat 5/7/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat 5-7-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat 5/7/2021 – American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida will play host to Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat as they enter an anticipated non-conference game. The Timberwolves are just above Houston and are the second-worst team in the Western Conference play. Miami Heat is holding the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference play and they look forward to rebounding from their last defeat. The NBA moneyline is available online as Miami looks forward to winning this game and covering the spread.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat 5/7/2021

When: May 7, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida
TV: Bally Sports Sun | Bally Sports NorthX
Stream: NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat 5/7/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +6 (-111) 221.5 o (-110) +200
Miami Heat -6 (-111) 221.5 u (-110) -250
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

The Minnesota Timberwolves are holding a 20-46 record on the season as they trail Oklahoma City Thunder. Minnesota is riding a two-game losing streak after their last defeat against Memphis Grizzlies with a 139-135 final score. Making it to the playoffs seems too far away for the Timberwolves this season. Minnesota’s scoring offense is touching an average of 111.3 points per game while their defense is surrendering 117.3 in return. Karl-Anthony is the leader for the Timberwolves with 24.8 points per game on average.

Players to watch: K. Towns C 44 GP 44 GS 34 MIN 24.8 PTS 2.6 OR 8.1 DR 10.7 REB 4.6 AST 0.8 STL 1.3 BLK 3.3 TO 3.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 23.27 PER

M. Beasley SG 37 GP 36 GS 32.8 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.6 DR 4.4 REB 2.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 1.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 14.85 PER

D. Russell PG 36 GP 20 GS 28.2 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.3 OR 2.2 DR 2.5 REB 5.7 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.61 PER.

Miami Heat Betting

Miami Heat will enter this game holding a 35-31 record on the season. Heat is four games ahead of the .500 mark despite their last defeat against Dallas Mavericks. Miami scored 113 and gave up 127 in return. Miami’s scoring offense is touching an average of 107.6 points per game. From the defensive end, they are giving up 107.6 on average. Jimmy Butler is the leader in scoring with an average of close to 22 points and 7.2 assists per game.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF 48 GP 48 GS 33.8 MIN 21.5 PTS 1.8 OR 5.2 DR 7 REB 7.2 AST 2.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 26.39 PER

B. Adebayo C 59 GP 59 GS 33.5 MIN 18.9 PTS 2.3 OR 6.8 DR 9.1 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 1 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 22.98 PER

T. Herro PG 48 GP 14 GS 30.7 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.5 OR 4.4 DR 4.9 REB 3.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 12.78 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat 5/7/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 15 games.
Minnesota are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Minnesota are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Miami.
Timberwolves are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Miami.
Minnesota are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Minnesota are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Minnesota are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games played in May.

Miami Heat

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 7 games.
Miami are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games against Minnesota.
Their total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami’s last 11 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Miami are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games this season.
Miami are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games played in May.
Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Miami are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Malik Beasley SG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Jarrett Culver SG Ankle is out for season
Jaden McDaniels PF Personal is OUT Friday vs Miami

Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler SG Flu is “?” Friday vs Minnesota
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Tyler Herro SG Foot is “?” Friday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Miami Heat
30-33-3 Against the Spread 29-35-2
35-31-0 Straight Up 34-32-0
111.6 Points per Game 107.1
118.1 Points Allowed per Game 107.6
44.62 Offensive FG% 46.34
76.67 Offensive FT% 79.01
35.23 Offensive 3PT% 35.09
48.34 Defensive FG% 45.51
78.68 Defensive FT% 78.87
39.32 Defensive 3PT% 36.59

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

The Minnesota Timberwolves have dropped most of their games this season with a bad balance between their offensive and defensive unit. Miami has an easy shot in this game with the basketball betting trends on their side.

Moneyline: The ML set for the Timberwolves is +200 and the ML set for Miami is -250.

ATS: Minnesota Timberwolves +6 (-111), Miami Heat -6 (-111).

TOTALs: The total will go over 221.5 (-110) for Minnesota and the same will go under for Miami.

Score Prediction: 119 – 116, Miami