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The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost back-to-back games heading into a Monday matchup with the Heat in Miami.
The Heat have a loaded injury report for this game, which has been the status quo, with Bam Adebayo (questionable), Jimmy Butler (questionable), Gabe Vincent (out) and Dewayne Dedmon (out) all listed for this game.
The Wolves are still down Karl-Anthony Towns, which means Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell will carry the main scoring load for the team in this game.
With the Heat off to a slow start and the Wolves performing below expectations, how should bettors attack this game?
I’ve got you covered with the latest odds and my favorite bet:
Timberwolves vs. Heat odds, spread and total
Timberwolves vs. Heat prediction and pick
I have no interest in taking a side in this game with extremely concerning betting trends for both teams.
The Wolves are one of the worst teams in the NBA against the spread as road underdogs, going just 2-7 on the season, while Miami has been brutal as a home favorite, going 3-12-1 ATS.
I lean towards the UNDER in this game, as the Heat have gone below this total in six straight matchups and are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA.
The Wolves come into this game ranking 15th in the league in defense, and they’ve fallen short or landed on this total in four of their last six matchups.
With Karl-Anthony Towns out of the lineup, Minnesota has a little less offensive firepower than usual, which should help Miami keep this game low-scoring.
The Heat also play at an extremely slow pace, ranking 28th in the NBA. If they control that, this game should land in the low 100s.
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