Timberwolves vs Heat Prediction and Odds

Timberwolves vs Heat Prediction and Odds

Timberwolves vs Heat Prediction: The Miami Heat are expected to win the upcoming game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as per the latest prediction.


The Miami Heat (16-17) will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-17) at the FTX Arena in the upcoming NBA fixture on Monday evening. Contrary to the last season, it hasn’t been an effective campaign for the Heat yet. They are searching for an impactful winning streak to get into the top 8 of the Eastern Conference. The Heat ended their last game with a 108-111 defeat to the Indiana Pacers.

The Minnesota Timberwolves had an almost similar campaign to the Heat. They need consistency to promote themselves in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves faced a 109-121 loss to the Boston Celtics in the last fixture.

Heat vs Timberwolves Prediction: Heat Stats

The Miami Heat won 1 of the last 5 home games.

In the last 5 home games

  • The Heat have scored 106.6  points per game.
  • The Heat have conceded 113.0 points per game.
  • Number of games with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
  • Number of games with a difference of 4-10 points or more: 4

The Miami Heat maintained a low scoring average of 108.0 points per game this season. They shot 45.1% from the field and 34.4% from the 3-point line. The Heat played with an average of 23.8 assists per game.

The Heat’s rebound average stands at 40.8 per game along with 8.0 steals and 3.1 blocks per game.

Timberwolves vs Heat Prediction: Timberwolves Stats

The Minnesota Timberwolves won 1 of the last 5 away games.

In the last 5 away games

  • The Timberwolves have scored 107.8  points per game.
  • The Timberwolves have conceded 117.4 points per game.
  • Number of games with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
  • Number of games with a difference of 4-10 points or more: 4

The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing with a scoring rate of 114.8 points per game so far. In shooting, they got a success rate of 49.0% in field goals and 34.1% in 3-pointers. The average number of assists per game stands at 25.9.

The Timberwolves played with an average of 42.6 rebounds per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 8.5 and 5.4 respectively.

Heat vs Timberwolves Prediction: Winning Odds

Both teams will be desperate for a win on Monday. The Minnesota Timberwolves are ahead in the scoring rate. In shooting, the Heat have the upper hand in 3-pointers but the Timberwolves’ shooting is better from the field. Minnesota has an edge over Miami.

The Miami Heat will rely on Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro to get them back to winning ways. Both players are averaging more than 20 points per game this season. On the other hand, the Minnesota Timberwolves will pin their hopes on Anthony Edwards who is averaging 23.2 points per game in the current season.

Win Probability:

  • Miami Heat: 64%
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: 36%

Spread:

  • Miami Heat: -3 (-109)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: +3 (-101)

Moneyline:

  • Miami Heat: -148
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: +133

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Key Insights

A commendable effort from Edwards and Russell went in vain as the Timberwolves were handed another away defeat.

It was always going to be a tough challenge for Minnesota against the leaders of the Eastern Conference. The Timberwolves’ intensity looked good in the first half. The Celtics gave them no chance in the last two quarters. Brown’s layup extended Boston’s lead to 10 points with 5.5 minutes left. In the end, it turned out to be just too much for the Timberwolves to cut the deficit and they faced a 12-point defeat.

Anthony Edwards tried his best for Minnesota. He finished with 30 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. D’Angelo Russell also gave a good contribution of 21 points with 7 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Heat failed to counter Haliburton as they faced a home loss to the Pacers.

The Miami Heat’s defense had no answers for a dominating play by Haliburton who added 43 points to his name. Miami allowed Indiana to shoot 44.7% from the 3-point line. They also got outrebounded 38-43 by the Pacers. The Heat made a comeback in the fourth quarter led by Tyler Herro’s 3-pointer. They overcame a trail of 12 points and tied the score. However, the Pacers regained their lead with a 16-4 surge that finished the chances of the Heat.

Tyler Herro tried his best for the Heat. He scored 28 points with 4 rebounds. Jimmy Butler finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Timberwolves vs Heat Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

There have been a total of 65 regular season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Miami Heat are ahead with 34 wins, while the Minnesota Timberwolves managed to win 31 games.

If we check out the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Timberwolves and only 1 by the Heat. The previous meeting took place in the current season on 21 November 2022. The Minnesota Timberwolves won that game with a score of 105-101.

Head-to-Head: Key Highlights

In the last 5 games between the Timberwolves and the Heat:

  • Average Number of Total Points scored: 220
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Minnesota Timberwolves: 112.4
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Miami Heat: 107.6

Timberwolves vs Heat Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 23.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.0 | Assists Per Game: 4.5

D’Angelo Russell (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 16.6 | Assists Per Game: 6.5 | Steals Per Game: 1.2

Rudy Gobert (Center)

Points Per Game: 16.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.5 | Blocks Per Game: 1.2

Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 21.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.8 | Assists Per Game: 5.8

Butler’s participation in the next game is subject to fitness.

Tyler Herro (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 21.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.0 | Assists Per Game: 4.2

Bam Adebayo (Center)

Points Per Game: 20.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.8 | Steals Per Game: 0.9

Heat vs Timberwolves Prediction: Injuries

Miami Heat

  • Dewayne Dedmon (Center)
  • Jimmy Butler (Small Forward)
  • Omer Yurtseven (Center)

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Kyle Anderson (Small Forward)
  • Taurean Prince (Power Forward)
  • Jordan McLaughlin (Point Guard)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (Center)

Timberwolves vs Heat Prediction: Predicted Winner

The Miami Heat will start as the home favorites on Monday. However, it won’t be easy for Spoelstra’s men as they lost all the last 4 games against the Timberwolves. On the other hand, the Minnesota Timberwolves will look to continue their winning streak against the Heat. The defense needs to be absolutely spot-on in the upcoming clash. Fans can expect a thrilling encounter between the two teams. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Heat for this fixture.