76ers vs Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/20

76ers vs Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/20

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Philadelphia, PA; Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. EST

Spread: PHI -3.5
Over/Under: 226.5

Introduction

The Philadelphia 76ers (18-8) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-5) at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. EST. This preview analyzes team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves, leading the Western Conference with a 20-5 record, enter the game with no injured players. They are on a three-game winning streak, including a recent victory over Miami.

Player Spotlight: A. Edwards

Anthony Edwards leads the Timberwolves with 24.6 points per game and an outstanding 85.4% field goal percentage. The team is in excellent form and aims to continue their winning streak.

 

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers, currently third in the Eastern Conference, have Robert Covington and Marcus Morris Sr. listed as questionable for the game. Nicolas Batum is ruled out.

Player Spotlight: J. Embiid

Joel Embiid has been exceptional for the 76ers, averaging 34.4 points per game with a 53.4% field goal percentage. Despite individual performances, the team suffered a recent loss to Chicago.

 

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves have no injured players. Robert Covington and Marcus Morris Sr. are questionable for the 76ers, and Nicolas Batum is ruled out.

 

Recent Performances

The Timberwolves are on a winning streak, including a victory over the 76ers earlier in the season. The 76ers, despite a recent loss to Chicago, have had a strong performance overall.

 

Prediction

Expect the Minnesota Timberwolves to cover the +3.5 points spread, building on their recent success and a previous win against the 76ers this season. The Timberwolves, with Anthony Edwards leading the charge, have been playing exceptional basketball.

Considering the Timberwolves' recent form and their victory in the previous matchup, the prediction leans towards the Timberwolves covering the spread.

 

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves to Cover the +3.5 Points Spread

 

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