Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/19/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Philadelphia 76ers (8-7, 5-4 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top shooting teams when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-8, 3-3 Away) on Saturday. Minnesota outplayed the Orlando Magic 126-108 at Amway Center on Wednesday. With 35 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, Anthony Edwards led the way. The Timberwolves are the 10th seed in the Western Conference.

Philadelphia is playing the second of a back-to-back after winning their third in a row yesterday at Wells Fargo Center, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-102. Joel Embiid had 32 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks, leading the team.

The 76ers are the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams. Minnesota and Philadelphia split their matchups last season, winning one game apiece. The 76ers took the last meeting 133-102 at Target Center on February 25.

Embiid led the 76ers with 34 points, while James Harden added 27 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points in defeat. The T’Wolves have been led this season by Towns and Edwards, who are averaging 21.9 and 21.9 points per game, respectively.

Both are among the league’s top scorers, as Towns is No. 1 and Edwards is first. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12.5 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, and D’Angelo Russell is dishing 6.2 assists (1st). Embiid has supplied much of the Sixers’ offense, averaging 32.3 points per game.

He has the top scoring average in the league. Embiid has also filled the stat sheet with 10.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, for which he ranks first and first in the NBA, respectively. The Timberwolves rank as one of the most accurate teams from the field in the NBA, fourth-best at 48.3%.

The 76ers have had the advantage in the last 10 meetings between the teams at Wells Fargo Center, winning seven. Philadelphia is pursuing a fifth successive home win this season. Meanwhile, the 76ers are 2-0 when playing two days in a row this season and 0-0 with a rest disadvantage.

The Timberwolves are 1-0 with a rest advantage. In the last 10 games, Minnesota is 4-6 with an average margin of -2.3 (112.9-115.2). Philadelphia has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 109.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 103.8 (+5.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaylen Nowell: 9.2 | 14.9 | -5.7
Points per game:
Rudy Gobert: 17.8 | 14.2 | +3.6
Assists per game:
D’Angelo Russell: 7.8 | 6.2 | +1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shake Milton: 12.0 | 8.8 | +3.2
Points per game:
Georges Niang: 11.2 | 8.9 | +2.3
Rebounds per game:
De’Anthony Melton: 7.5 | 4.5 | +3.0
Assists per game:
Joel Embiid: 5.8 | 4.5 | +1.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Minnesota Timberwolves (+110)

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