Monday, March 4, 2024

Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks odds, picks and predictions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (35-37) visit the New York Knicks (42-30) Monday. Tip from Madison Square Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Timberwolves vs. Knicks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

Minnesota fell 122-107 at the Toronto Raptors Saturday, failing to cover as a 9.5-point underdog. It has now lost 3 games in a row and is 4-6 in its last 10 games. The Timberwolves are 5-5 against the spread (ATS) over that span and sit at 34-38 ATS this season.

New York took down the visiting Denver Nuggets 116-110 Saturday as a 1-point underdog to record its 3rd straight win. The Knicks are 7-3 straight up (SU) and ATS in their last 10 games, improving to 40-29-3 ATS this season.

New York won the only other matchup this season 120-107 to cover as a 2.5-point road underdog as the Under (235) cashed on Nov. 7.

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Timberwolves at Knicks odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:42 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Timberwolves +280 (bet $100 to win $280) | Knicks -340 (bet $340 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Timberwolves +8.5 (-112) | Knicks -8.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

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Timberwolves at Knicks key injuries

Timberwolves

  • G Anthony Edwards (ankle) questionable
  • C Rudy Gobert (ankle) questionable
  • Jaylen Nowell (knee) doubtful
  • Naz Reid (calf) questionable
  • G Austin Rivers (back) questionable
  • C Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) out

Knicks

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Timberwolves at Knicks picks and predictions

Prediction

Knicks 114, Timberwolves 102

Moneyline

PASS.

The Knicks (-340) should win this match by margin and there is no real value in risking nearly 3 1/2 times your potential return on a moneyline wager. Focus on the spread and/or total instead.

Against the spread

BET KNICKS -8.5 (-108).

The Wolves could be in big trouble if Edwards and Gobert end up not playing as they would have nobody to facilitate their defense with Towns already ruled out. Minnesota already enters on a 3-game SU losing skid and a 2-game ATS losing skid and is just 2-4 ATS as a 7.5-9.5-point underdog this year.

The Knicks are 3-1-1 ATS as 7.5-9.5-point favorites. They enter on a 3-game ATS win streak and are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win.

Over/Under

LEAN UNDER 229.5 (-112).

The Under is 5-1 in the Knicks’ last 6 games overall, 5-1 in their last 6 after allowing 100 or more points in their previous game and 4-0 in their last 4 against a team with a losing outright record. The Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these teams as well.

The Knicks are 7th in opponent points per game (112.2) and will find success against a beaten and bruised Wolves team that is playing on the road.

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