Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/20/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/20/23
Mon 20th March 2023

The New York Knicks (42-30, 20-16 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top shooting teams when they play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-37, 15-20 Away) on Monday. Minnesota was defeated by the Toronto Raptors 122-107 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, their third consecutive loss.

Naz Reid had a standout performance in defeat with 22 points. The Timberwolves are eighth in the Western Conference. New York won their third in a row on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, beating the Denver Nuggets 116-110. Jalen Brunson tallied 24 points to top the scoresheet.

With 13 points and eight rebounds, Josh Hart also had an impressive game. The Knicks are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

New York will be aiming for a season sweep against Minnesota after triumphing in the only earlier meeting 120-107 at Target Center in November 2022. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 31 points and eight rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists in defeat.

The T’Wolves have been led this season by Anthony Edwards, who is averaging 24.7 points per game. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.5 rebounds per game, fourth-most in the NBA, and D’Angelo Russell is dishing 6.2 assists.

Randle (25.2 ppg) and Brunson (23.8) have supplied much of the Knicks’ offense. Randle also has posted 10.3 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league, while Brunson has doled out 6.1 assists per game.

The Timberwolves rank as one of the league’s most accurate field goal shooting teams, fifth-best at 49.0%.The teams have split their last 10 games at Madison Square Garden (5-5).

In the last 10 games, Minnesota is 4-6 with an average margin of -1.4 (115.3-116.7). New York has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 117.2 points per game on average while holding opponents to 112.6 (+4.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Anderson: 31.2 | 19.0 | +12.2
Points per game:
Jaden McDaniels: 18.2 | 12.0 | +6.2
Rebounds per game:
Kyle Anderson: 8.2 | 5.2 | +3.0
Assists per game:
Kyle Anderson: 9.6 | 4.6 | +5.0
Mike Conley: 4.8 | 7.0 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
Jalen Brunson: 3.5 | 6.1 | -2.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

NY Knicks -8.5 (-110)

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