Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/23/22
Wed 23rd November 2022

It figures to be a shootout when the Minnesota Timberwolves (9-8, 4-3 Away) travel to face the Indiana Pacers (10-6, 6-3 Home) on Wednesday. Minnesota beat the Miami Heat 105-101 at Target Center on Monday, their fourth straight win. Karl-Anthony Towns had a standout performance with 25 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds. The Timberwolves are 10th in the Western Conference.

Indiana won their fifth in a row in dominating fashion on Monday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, beating the Orlando Magic 123-102. Bennedict Mathurin topped the scoresheet with 22 points. With 19 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and three steals, T.J. McConnell also played a part.

The Pacers are fifth in the Eastern Conference. It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams. Minnesota won both games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 129-120 triumph at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on February 13. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 37 points. Tyrese Haliburton had 22 points and 16 assists in defeat.

Edwards and Towns, averaging 22.1 and 21.5 points per game, respectively, have led the T’Wolves in scoring this season. Both are among the league’s top scorers, as Edwards is No. 1 and Towns is first. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12.3 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, and D’Angelo Russell is dishing 6.2 assists (1st). Haliburton (20.4 ppg), Mathurin (19.3), and Buddy Hield (17.4) have supplied much of the Pacers’ offense. Haliburton leads the NBA.

Haliburton also has doled out 10.7 assists per game, most in the league. Meanwhile, Jalen Smith has posted 7.8 rebounds per game. The Pacers and the Timberwolves rank as two of the highest-scoring teams in the league, second and third in points per game, respectively. Indiana is scoring 116.8 per game, while Minnesota is averaging 114.3.The Pacers have had the advantage in the Timberwolves’ last 10 trips to Gainbridge Fieldhouse, winning six.

Minnesota is seeking a fourth straight road win this season. Indiana is pursuing a fourth straight home win this season. Minnesota is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.6 (113.7-115.3). Indiana has gone 8-2 over the last 10, scoring 116.2 points per game on average while allowing 109.8 (+6.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaylen Nowell: 8.2 | 14.6 | -6.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
T.J. McConnell: 6.2 | 4.1 | +2.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Minnesota Timberwolves (-120)

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