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Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Game Time: 8:05 PM | Home Line: 5.0 | Total: 187.0

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Brooklyn Nets v Minnesota Timberwolves Series Betting Trends

The Brooklyn Nets travel to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves at 8:05 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Minnesota is the underdog in this matchup, getting 5.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 187.0.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NBA sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Nets/Timberwolves Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 5, 2014 Minnesota 98Brooklyn91-5.0208.5
March 30, 2014 Minnesota 99Brooklyn114-4.0211.0
November 22, 2013 Brooklyn 81Minnesota111
January 23, 2013 Brooklyn 91Minnesota835.0187.0
November 5, 2012 Minnesota 107Brooklyn96-7.5195.5
February 3, 2012 Minnesota 108Brooklyn1054.5198.0
April 5, 2011 Minnesota 105Brooklyn107-5.5207.0
January 1, 2011 Brooklyn 88Minnesota103-4.5204.0
December 23, 2009 Minnesota 103Brooklyn99-3.5197.5
October 28, 2009 Brooklyn 93Minnesota952.0194.0

When looking at the last 31 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 22 games compared to 9 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Brooklyn/Minnesota series is 97.9 ppg while the vistor has put up 91.9 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 6 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 31 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 6 ppg. That represents a value number of 11 when meassured against the offered line of 5.0, suggesting a wager on Minnesota makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 31 games between the Nets and the Timberwolves is 189.8 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 2.8 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 187.0 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Brooklyn as the road team and with Minnesota as the home team.

Recent Results when Brooklyn visits Minnesota

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 22, 2013 Brooklyn 81Minnesota111
January 23, 2013 Brooklyn 91Minnesota835.0187.0
January 1, 2011 Brooklyn 88Minnesota103-4.5204.0
October 28, 2009 Brooklyn 93Minnesota952.0194.0
March 29, 2009 Brooklyn 99Minnesota1083.0199.5
January 27, 2008 Brooklyn 95Minnesota98
January 13, 2007 Brooklyn 98Minnesota109

When looking at the last 15 games in this series while Minnesota has been the home team, we can see the Timberwolves have won 12 games compared to 3 wins for the Nets. Average points scored per game by Minnesota in this situation is is 94.5 ppg while Brooklyn has put up 88.1 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 6.4 favoring the Timberwolves.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 6.4 ppg. That represents a value number of 11.4 when meassured against the offered line of 5.0, suggesting a wager on the Timberwolves makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 15 games between the Nets and the Timberwolves is 182.6 per game. That creates a differential of 4.4 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 187.0 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Can the Brooklyn Nets Cover the Spread?

This season the Brooklyn Nets have played 44 games, averaging 95.0 points per game, while allowing 98.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 18-26. Let's have a closer look at recent Brooklyn Nets results.

Recent Brooklyn Nets Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 24, 2015 Brooklyn 73Utah108-4.0187.5
January 22, 2015 Brooklyn 84(LAC) Los Angeles123-13.0202.0
January 21, 2015 Brooklyn 103Sacramento100-5.5198.0
January 17, 2015 Washington 99Brooklyn905.0190.5
January 16, 2015 Brooklyn 102Washington80-9.5193.0
January 14, 2015 Memphis 103Brooklyn926.0192.0
January 12, 2015 Houston 113Brooklyn996.0193.5

This season the Brooklyn Nets have played 22 games on the road, averaging 95.1 points per game, while allowing 99.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 10-12. Let's have a closer look at recent Brooklyn Nets results on the road.

Recent Brooklyn Nets Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 24, 2015 Brooklyn 73Utah108-4.0187.5
January 22, 2015 Brooklyn 84(LAC) Los Angeles123-13.0202.0
January 21, 2015 Brooklyn 103Sacramento100-5.5198.0
January 16, 2015 Brooklyn 102Washington80-9.5193.0
January 10, 2015 Brooklyn 93Detroit98-5.0196.0

Can the Minnesota Timberwolves Cover the Spread?

This season the Minnesota Timberwolves have played 44 games, averaging 97.3 points per game, while allowing 107.2 points per game. This has led to a season record of 7-26. Let's have a closer look at recent Minnesota Timberwolves results.

Recent Minnesota Timberwolves Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 26, 2015 Minnesota 84Oklahoma City92-13.5207.5
January 25, 2015 Minnesota 100Atlanta112-17.5200.5
January 23, 2015 New Orleans 92Minnesota846.0196.5
January 21, 2015 Dallas 98Minnesota759.5214.5
January 19, 2015 Minnesota 80Charlotte105-5.0194.0
January 17, 2015 Minnesota 113Denver105-11.5211.5
January 16, 2015 Minnesota 99Phoenix110-13.5216.5
January 13, 2015 Minnesota 110Indiana101-11.0198.0
January 10, 2015 San Antonio 108Minnesota9310.0201.0
January 9, 2015 Minnesota 84Milwaukee98-9.0204.5

This season the Minnesota Timberwolves have played 21 games here at home, averaging 95.4 points per game, while allowing 103.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 3-18. Let's have a closer look at recent Minnesota Timberwolves results when playing at home.

Recent Minnesota Timberwolves Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 23, 2015 New Orleans 92Minnesota846.0196.5
January 21, 2015 Dallas 98Minnesota759.5214.5
January 10, 2015 San Antonio 108Minnesota9310.0201.0
January 7, 2015 Phoenix 113Minnesota1118.0216.0
January 5, 2015 Denver 110Minnesota1013.5208.5
January 3, 2015 Utah 101Minnesota89-1.5199.0
January 1, 2015 Sacramento 110Minnesota1074.0210.5
December 21, 2014 Indiana 100Minnesota963.5195.0
December 14, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 100Minnesota943.0212.5
December 12, 2014 Oklahoma City 111Minnesota928.5206.5

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