Knicks vs Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks Free 1/1

Knicks vs Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks Free 1/1

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York Knicks Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

New York, NY; January 1, 2024, 1:00 p.m. EST (NBA TV)

Spread: MIN -1.5
Over/Under: 222.5

Introduction

The Minnesota Timberwolves (24-7) face the New York Knicks (17-15) at Madison Square Garden on January 1, 2024. This preview analyzes the matchup, recent performances, injuries, and a final prediction..

 

Team Analysis

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves, leading the Western Conference with a 24-7 record, are the best defensive team in the league. They are led by shooting guard Anthony Edwards, averaging 26.0 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards is a key player for the Timberwolves, contributing 26.0 points per game with an impressive shooting percentage.

 

New York Knicks

The Knicks, currently eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 17-15 record, have been struggling defensively. Point guard Jalen Brunson leads the team with 25.9 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Jalen Brunson

Jalen Brunson is a key player for the Knicks, contributing 25.9 points per game with a high shooting percentage.

 

Injuries

The Timberwolves have no injured players, providing them with a full roster. The Knicks will be without Malachi Flynn until January 3.

 

Recent Performances

The Timberwolves are coming off a close 108-106 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 30, 2023. The Knicks are on a 3-game skid, with their most recent loss being 140-126 against the Indiana Pacers on December 30, 2023.

 

Prediction

Given the Timberwolves' status as the best defensive team in the league and the Knicks' recent defensive struggles, Minnesota is poised to win and cover the -1.5 points spread. Anthony Edwards' scoring prowess, combined with the team's defensive capabilities, makes them a strong pick for this matchup. The Knicks have allowed an average of 128.7 points per game in their last 3 losses while the Timberwolves have allowed 115 points per game in their last 3 games.

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5

 

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