Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/1/2021 – These are both teams struggling to find their groove to start the season in their respective conferences. The Washington Wizards are still looking for their first victory of the season and they will have to do it on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves. This New Year’s Day matchup is set to happen this Friday at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can get to enjoy the game through online live streaming in NBA League Pass. The Minnesota Timberwolves are just trying to get by after Karl-Anthony Towns got injured. This should be close but NBA Online has the Washington Wizards earning their first win over the Timberwolves.
Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/1/2021
|When:||Friday, January 1, 2021, 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
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Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards have been struggling to tally their first win of the season in their first five matchups. Russell Westbrook looks to be his former OKC Thunder form giving the team four triple-doubles for the season already. But his teammates need to follow pursuit and play defense. Bradley Beal had 24 points to support Westbrook during their last match against the Chicago Bulls and they even had Rui Hachimura coming back in the team doing 17 points, five rebounds, and two three-pointers. Thomas Bryant had 25 points and shot perfectly from the field but this team really needs to find a way to get some stops on the defensive end.
Players to watch: B. Beal SG 5 GP 5 GS 36.6 MIN 31.2 PTS 1 OR 3.4 DR 4.4 REB 4.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.1 AST/TO 21.63 PER
R. Westbrook PG 4 GP 4 GS 37.3 MIN 19.8 PTS 1.5 OR 11.3 DR 12.8 REB 12.3 AST 1 STL 0 BLK 5.5 TO 3.3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 15.71 PER
T. Bryant C 5 GP 5 GS 31.2 MIN 17.2 PTS 2 OR 3.2 DR 5.2 REB 1.6 AST 0.4 STL 1.4 BLK 1.6 TO 4 PF 1 AST/TO 17.7 PER.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves were off to a good start but Karl-Anthony Towns got injured. The team felt the loss of their All-Star center immediately and lost their next two games against the two teams based in Los Angeles. Their most recent was with the LA Clippers and that was a 23-point blowout. D’Angelo Russel did his best to lead the team finishing with 22 points while Malik Beasley chipped in with 19 points. Ricky Rubio also had a good night doing 17 points and five assists. Top rookie Anthony Edwards screams more minutes as he tallied 12 points in 24 minutes. Naz Reid tried his best to fill in Towns’ position but he only had 11 points and three boards.
Players to Watch: K. Towns C 2 GP 2 GS 30 MIN 19 PTS 3 OR 8.5 DR 11.5 REB 5 AST 1 STL 3 BLK 3 TO 3.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 25.58 PER
D. Russell SG 4 GP 3 GS 29.8 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.5 OR 2 DR 2.5 REB 4.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 3.5 TO 3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.76 PER
M. Beasley SG 4 GP 4 GS 29.5 MIN 17 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.8 REB 1 AST 0.8 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 1.5 PF 1 AST/TO 13.54 PER.
Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/1/2021 Betting Numbers
Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Wizards are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Washington is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Minnesota.
Washington is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Washington is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Washington is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games played in January.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against Washington.
Minnesota is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games at home.
Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Washington.
Minnesota is 3-10 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Minnesota is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games played in January.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games played on a Friday.
Russell Westbrook PG Rest is doubtful Friday vs Minnesota
Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely
Josh Okogie SG Hamstring is OUT Friday vs Washington
Jaylen Nowell SG Calf is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Washington
|Washington Wizards||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|1-4-0||Against the Spread||2-2-0|
|115.4||Points per Game||104.8|
|122.2||Points Allowed per Game||115.8|
Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks
With no Karl-Anthony Towns, the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be easy targets. Washington Wizards have been getting their groove and this should be their first win of the season but Relentless Sportsbook has them carrying a small edge over their opponents.
Moneyline: Wizards are given an ML of +115 if they win on the road while the Timberwolves are -138.
ATS: It is just a thin one point across the spread with the Timberwolves on the -1 while the Wizards are +1.
TOTALs: 231 points is going to be the total both teams are playing around with the Wizards going over while the Timberwolves are under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 111 Timberwolves