Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards 2/16/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards 2/16/23
Thu 16th February 2023

The Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29, 20-12 Home), one of the NBA’s top shooting teams, host the Washington Wizards (27-30, 13-18 Away) on Thursday.

Washington outplayed the Portland Trail Blazers 126-101 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Tuesday. With 33 points and nine rebounds, Kyle Kuzma was a top performer. The Wizards are the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference.

Minnesota won a close one on Monday at American Airlines Center, beating the Dallas Mavericks 124-121. Anthony Edwards topped the scoresheet with 32 points. With 21 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gobert also produced a strong performance. The Timberwolves are eighth in the Western Conference.

It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. Washington will be pursuing a season sweep against Minnesota after coming out on top in the only prior game 142-127 at Capital One Arena in November 2022, their sixth straight head-to-head victory. Kristaps Porzingis led the Wizards with 41 points and three blocks.

Edwards had 29 points in the loss. The Wizards have been led this season by Porzingis and Kuzma, who are averaging 23.0 and 21.5 points per game, respectively. Porzingis also has grabbed 8.7 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Monte Morris is dishing 5.3 assists per game.

Edwards’ 24.7 points per game have powered the T’Wolves on offense. Gobert is collecting 11.4 rebounds per game, fifth-most in the NBA, and D’Angelo Russell is distributing 6.2 assists.

The Timberwolves are shooting 49.3% from the field, ranking as one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the league (4th). The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Target Center (5-5).

Washington is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +4.7 (117.5-112.8). Minnesota has also a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 119.2 points per game on average while holding opponents to 118.0 (+1.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Kuzma: 44.0 | 33.0 | +11.0
Corey Kispert: 8.2 | 13.3 | -5.1
Points per game:
Kyle Kuzma: 33.0 | 21.5 | +11.5
Corey Kispert: 5.6 | 9.4 | -3.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaylen Nowell: 21.0 | 15.9 | +5.1
Points per game:
Jaylen Nowell: 15.6 | 11.1 | +4.5
Rebounds per game:
Anthony Edwards: 4.2 | 5.9 | -1.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Minnesota Timberwolves (-155)

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