Wizards vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 1, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 1, 2021

The Washington Wizards (0-5) will look to halt a five-game losing streak when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Target Center at . The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-DC. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 1, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Wizards vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 1

Wizards: None

Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Left wrist),
Jaylen Nowell: Out (Left Calf),
Josh Okogie: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Timberwolves (+1)

Pick OU:
Under ()

Prediction:
Timberwolves 117 Wizards 109
While FanDuel has the Wizards winning by one, the model has the Timberwolves taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (8.8 points). Take the Timberwolves.

Wizards Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 5 31.2 4.4 4.2 1.8 0.6 1.2
Thomas Bryant 5 17.2 5.2 1.6 0.4 1.4 1.4
Raul Neto 5 10.4 1.8 1.4 1.2 0.0 1.6
Davis Bertans 5 10.2 2.6 1.4 0.6 0.4 2.0
Deni Avdija 5 7.2 4.8 2.6 1.0 0.2 1.4

Wizards Player Props

  • Bradley Beal’s PRA prop over/under for the matchup is set at 36.5, 3.3 less than his season average of 39.8.
  • Thomas Bryant’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 20.5, 3.5 lower than his season average of 24.0.
  • Davis Bertans’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.5 shots greater than his season average of 2.0.
  • Bryant’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks higher than his season average of 1.4.

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Karl-Anthony Towns 35 26.5 10.8 4.4 0.9 1.2 3.3
D’Angelo Russell 33 23.6 3.7 6.2 0.9 0.3 3.6
Malik Beasley 14 20.7 5.1 1.9 0.6 0.1 3.5
Ricky Rubio 65 13.0 4.7 8.8 1.4 0.2 1.2
Juancho Hernangomez 14 12.9 7.3 1.3 1.0 0.3 2.1

Shooting Trends

Wizards vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Wizards Rank Wizards AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
7th 114.4 Points Scored 113.2 12th
29th 119.1 Points Allowed 117.5 28th
28th 42 Rebounds 44.8 10th
17th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 10.5 10th
17th 12 3pt Made 13.3 8th
12th 25 Assists 23.8 20th
10th 13.5 Turnovers 14.7 27th

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