Hornets vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 3, 2021 - Last Updated on March 6, 2021

The Charlotte Hornets (16-18) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-28) as 1-point favorites after LaMelo Ball scored 30 points in the Hornets’ 123-111 loss to the Trail Blazers. The game airs on FS-SE at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The point total in the matchup is set at 229.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 3, 2021, 7:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hornets vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 3

Hornets:
Gordon Hayward: Day To Day (Hand),
Devonte’ Graham: Day To Day (Knee),
Cody Zeller: Day To Day (Hip)

Timberwolves:
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hornets (-1)
Total Pick Under (229.5)
Prediction Hornets 114, Timberwolves 111

The model projects the Hornets to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (3.3 to 1).

The model predicts a total 4.4 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

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Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Gordon Hayward 30 21.5 5.3 3.7 1.3 0.4 2.1
Terry Rozier 32 20.2 3.9 3.2 1.3 0.4 3.3
LaMelo Ball 34 15.8 6.0 6.4 1.6 0.4 2.0
Devonte’ Graham 25 13.6 3.0 5.7 1.0 0.0 2.8
Malik Monk 21 13.3 2.9 1.9 0.3 0.1 2.4

Hornets Player Props

  • Gordon Hayward’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 19.5, 2.0 points less than his season average of 21.5.
  • Ball’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 1.3 greater than his season average of 28.2.
  • Terry Rozier’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 3.3.
  • Ball’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Karl-Anthony Towns 15 22.4 10.7 4.0 0.9 1.8 1.9
D’Angelo Russell 20 19.3 2.6 5.1 1.1 0.5 3.0
Anthony Edwards 35 14.8 4.0 2.5 0.8 0.4 1.9
Naz Reid 33 12.0 4.8 1.3 0.6 1.2 0.9
Jaylen Nowell 21 9.1 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.1

Timberwolves Player Props

  • Karl-Anthony Towns’ rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 10.5 boards, 0.2 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.7.
  • Ricky Rubio’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 20.5, 3.4 higher than his season average of 17.1.
  • D’Angelo Russell’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 3.0.
  • Towns’ blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Hornets have a 46.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.4% lower than the 47.7% of shots the Timberwolves’ opponents have made.
  • In games Charlotte shoots higher than 47.7% from the field, it is 12-5 against the spread and 11-6 overall.
  • Minnesota is 7-5-2 against the spread and 5-9 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 46.3% from the field.
  • The Timberwolves are shooting 43.6% from the field, 3.7% lower than the 47.3% the Hornets’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Minnesota is 1-3-1 against the spread and 1-4 overall when it shoots better than 47.3% from the field.
  • Charlotte is 8-1 against the spread and 8-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 43.6% from the field.
  • The Hornets shoot 38.3% from beyond the arc, 0.6% higher than the 37.7% the Timberwolves allow to opponents.
  • Charlotte has assembled a 12-5 record against the spread and an 11-7 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 37.7% of its three-point shots.
  • Minnesota is 11-7-1 against the spread and 7-12 overall when its opponents shoot better than 38.3% from deep.
  • The Timberwolves’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35%) is three percentage points lower than opponents of the Hornets are averaging (38%).
  • Minnesota has a 6-4-2 ATS record and is 4-8 straight-up when the team makes more than 38% of its three-point attempts.
  • Charlotte is 7-5 ATS and 8-5 overall in games it shoots above 35% from deep.
  • The Hornets knock down 13.9 three-pointers per game this season, 1.2 more makes per game than the Timberwolves allow (12.7).
  • When Charlotte makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 10-6 against the spread and 11-6 overall. When Minnesota is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 0-11 ATS and 0-11 straight up.
  • The Timberwolves make the 16th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Hornets allow the 29th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Hornets vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Hornets Rank Hornets AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
18th 112.1 Points Scored 108.1 23rd
23rd 113.5 Points Allowed 116.5 28th
17th 43.7 Rebounds 43.3 19th
8th 10.7 Off. Rebounds 10.5 10th
8th 13.9 3pt Made 12.7 16th
5th 26.9 Assists 25.2 14th
26th 14.8 Turnovers 13.9 20th

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