Minnesota Timberwolves (@1.7) vs Charlotte Hornets (@2.25)
22-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Minnesota Timberwolves will win

Minnesota Timberwolves – Charlotte Hornets Match Prediction | 22-08-2019

Both have defied expectation but for Hornets, it is for the wrong reasons. Currently 12th in the Eastern conference with just six wins to their name in their fifteen times is a cause for concern for head coach Steve Clifford, especially with the legendary eyes of owner Michael Jordan looking down. Minnesota are third in the Western conference after ten wins in sixteen and look the stronger of the two making them one of our best NBA betting tips to win this match. The Timberwolves were expected to make the playoffs without too many issues with the Hornets expected to struggle a little more but see the job through. The preseason NBA odds for these two sides were quite similar.

As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Minnesota is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. The Timberwolves are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 17th. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th.

Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive categories. Charlotte averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. The Hornets allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.0 per game.

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They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 114.4 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 12-12 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. The Hornets have a record of 11-12. They average 109.5 points per game and surrender 109.7, good for a point differential of -0.2.

Shooting guard Jeremy Lamb collected team highs of 26 points and 11 rebounds in the loss while power forward Frank Kaminsky (14 points) and shooting guard Dwayne Bacon (13) joined him in double figures among the reserves. Charlotte Hornets: Charlotte dropped a head-to-head meeting against the Heat 93-75 to close out a 1-3 road trip on Sunday and at least showed more offensively against the 76ers. All-Star guard Kemba Walker was the lone starter to score in double figures with 21 points as the bench kept the game close.

Also, in the last ten meetings between the two sides, they have averaged a combined match total of just 201 points per game. 10Bets over/under market is a tempting proposition for this game as once again, the value is in abundance. Still under 10Bets offering. After both sides have suffered recent losses, a cagey low-scoring opening first quarter is going to be the scenario which will ensure that at the end of the game, under 214 points is the case. Although the Timberwolves are in the better form of the two and most likely winners, their total average combined points total over their last ten NBA games this season is 212. Especially in the under 214 points in the game market. This game will be led by Minnesota throughout and their guideline scoring makes this a relatively low-scoring affair and 10Bets under-price is another jewel in the crown and wont leave you feeling stung.

There are things we can take from tonight. Minnesota Timberwolves: Minnesota gave the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors a battle on Tuesday but ended up falling short with a 117-107 loss despite 26 points and 21 rebounds from Towns. "When you're going against the world champions, you have to be on your game, offensively and defensively. "I appreciate how hard these guys have played," Timberwolves interim coach Ryan Saunders told reporters. Some positives, but there were also things we can learn from." The double-double was the fifth in a row for Towns and marked his sixth 20-20 game of the season.

Over/Under: 223.5

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The Timberwolves surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.3. They rank 27th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. Minnesota is 16th in the league with 109.5 points per game this year. The Timberwolves were 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game last season. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.1. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2.

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