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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
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
March 29, 2009 Brooklyn 99Minnesota1083.0199.5

When looking at the last 30 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 22 games compared to 8 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Brooklyn/Minnesota series is 98.1 ppg while the vistor has put up 91.7 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 6.4 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 30 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 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 30 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 94 games, averaging 98.2 points per game, while allowing 99.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 50-44. Let's have a closer look at recent Brooklyn Nets results.

Recent Brooklyn Nets Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
May 14, 2014 Brooklyn 94Miami96-7.0189.0
May 12, 2014 Miami 102Brooklyn962.0188.0
May 10, 2014 Miami 90Brooklyn1041.0188.0
May 8, 2014 Brooklyn 82Miami94-7.5192.0
May 6, 2014 Brooklyn 86Miami107-8.0192.5
May 4, 2014 Brooklyn 104Toronto103-3.0187.5
May 2, 2014 Toronto 83Brooklyn97-5.0191.0

This season the Brooklyn Nets have played 47 games on the road, averaging 96.4 points per game, while allowing 101.5 points per game. This has led to a season record of 18-29. Let's have a closer look at recent Brooklyn Nets results on the road.

Recent Brooklyn Nets Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
May 14, 2014 Brooklyn 94Miami96-7.0189.0
May 8, 2014 Brooklyn 82Miami94-7.5192.0
May 6, 2014 Brooklyn 86Miami107-8.0192.5
May 4, 2014 Brooklyn 104Toronto103-3.0187.5
April 30, 2014 Brooklyn 113Toronto115-3.5191.0

Can the Minnesota Timberwolves Cover the Spread?

This season the Minnesota Timberwolves have played 80 games, averaging 107.0 points per game, while allowing 104.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 40-44. Let's have a closer look at recent Minnesota Timberwolves results.

Recent Minnesota Timberwolves Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 16, 2014 Utah 136Minnesota130-11.0210.0
April 14, 2014 Minnesota 120Golden St.130-7.5210.5
April 13, 2014 Minnesota 103Sacramento106-2.0204.5
April 11, 2014 Houston 110Minnesota112-1.5216.0
April 9, 2014 Chicago 102Minnesota872.5192.5
April 8, 2014 San Antonio 91Minnesota110
April 4, 2014 Minnesota 122Miami121-8.5203.0
April 2, 2014 Memphis 88Minnesota1024.5199.0
March 31, 2014 (LAC) Los Angeles 114Minnesota1043.0214.5
March 30, 2014 Minnesota 99Brooklyn114-4.0211.0

This season the Minnesota Timberwolves have played 40 games here at home, averaging 107.7 points per game, while allowing 101.2 points per game. This has led to a season record of 24-16. Let's have a closer look at recent Minnesota Timberwolves results when playing at home.

Recent Minnesota Timberwolves Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 16, 2014 Utah 136Minnesota130-11.0210.0
April 11, 2014 Houston 110Minnesota112-1.5216.0
April 9, 2014 Chicago 102Minnesota872.5192.5
April 8, 2014 San Antonio 91Minnesota110
April 2, 2014 Memphis 88Minnesota1024.5199.0
March 31, 2014 (LAC) Los Angeles 114Minnesota1043.0214.5
March 28, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 107Minnesota143
March 26, 2014 Atlanta 83Minnesota107-5.5214.5
March 16, 2014 Sacramento 102Minnesota104-9.5209.0
March 11, 2014 Milwaukee 101Minnesota112-14.5216.5

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