Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/7/23
Tue 7th March 2023

The Philadelphia 76ers (42-22, 18-12 Away) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top shooting teams when they travel to face the Minnesota Timberwolves (34-32, 20-14 Home) on Tuesday.

Philadelphia is playing the second of a back-to-back after beating the Indiana Pacers 147-143 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse yesterday. With 42 points and three assists, Joel Embiid led the way. The 76ers are third in the Eastern Conference.

Minnesota won their third in a row on Saturday at Golden 1 Center, beating the Sacramento Kings 138-134. Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring with 27 points. With 18 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds, Kyle Anderson also produced a strong performance.

The Timberwolves are seventh in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Minnesota will be aiming for a season sweep against Philadelphia after winning the only previous matchup 112-109 at Wells Fargo Center in November 2022.

Embiid led the game in scoring with 32 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in the loss. Edwards had 25 points for the Timberwolves, while D’Angelo Russell added 19 points and seven assists. Embiid is averaging 33.2 points per game, second-highest in the NBA, to lead the Sixers in scoring this season.

Embiid also has grabbed 10.2 rebounds per game, eighth-most in the league. Meanwhile, James Harden is dishing 10.8 assists. Edwards (24.6 ppg) has been the primary provider of the T’Wolves’ offense. Rudy Gobert is posting 11.6 rebounds per game, fourth-most in the NBA, and Russell is doling out 6.2 assists.

Shooting 49.2% from the field for the season, the Timberwolves are one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the NBA (4th). The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Target Center (5-5).

Meanwhile, the 76ers are 6-3 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 3-3 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Timberwolves are 7-2 with a rest advantage.

Philadelphia is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.1 (118.3-113.2). Minnesota has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 119.4 points per game on average while scoring only 116.5 (-2.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tobias Harris: 15.0 | 23.3 | -8.3
Points per game:
Tyrese Maxey: 25.8 | 20.1 | +5.7
Tobias Harris: 8.3 | 15.0 | -6.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Naz Reid: 26.0 | 16.8 | +9.2
Jaylen Nowell: 5.0 | 15.6 | -10.6
Points per game:
Rudy Gobert: 17.0 | 13.6 | +3.4
Jaylen Nowell: 2.0 | 10.9 | -8.9
Rebounds per game:
Naz Reid: 7.4 | 4.9 | +2.5
Assists per game:
Mike Conley: 4.6 | 7.3 | -2.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Minnesota Timberwolves (-135)

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