The New York Knicks (8-5) and Minnesota Timberwolves (9-3) meet Monday. Tip-off from Target Center is set for 8 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s lines around the Knicks vs. Timberwolves odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: First meeting; split last season 1-1
New York picked up its 3rd consecutive win with a 122-108 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Saturday, covering as a 6.5-point favorite as the Over (225) cashed. The Knicks were led by G Jalen Brunson, who had 32 points and 7 assists. New York also saw 4 of its 5 starters score in double figures, and C Mitchell Robinson added 14 boards and 3 blocks.
Minnesota went 4-1 during its most recent 5-game road trip, which ended with a non-cover as a 7.5-point favorite in a 121-120 win at the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday as the Over (220.5) hit. The Timberwolves open a 3-game home stand Monday at Target Center, where they are 5-0 on the season.
Knicks at Timberwolves odds
Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:05 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Knicks +114 (bet $100 to win $114) | Timberwolves -134 (bet $134 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Knicks +2.5 (-108) | Timberwolves -2.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 214.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
Knicks at Timberwolves key injuries
- G Evan Fournier (ankle) questionable
- G Quentin Grimes (wrist) questionable
- G Jordan McLaughlin (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Knicks at Timberwolves picks and predictions
Timberwolves 104, Knicks 102
BET TIMBERWOLVES (-134).
Both teams are hot right now, but Minnesota has faced tougher competition — it beat Denver, Golden State twice, Boston, and New Orleans twice, all in its last 10 games. The Timberwolves have been on a tear to start the season, and I simply don’t see the Knicks stopping the duo of F/C Karl-Anthony Towns and G Anthony Edwards. Minnesota is also 5-0 at home on the year and 7-3 in its last 10 matchups with New York.
LEAN KNICKS +2.5 (-108).
New York is 3-0 ATS in its last 3 games, while the Timberwolves are 0-3 ATS in their last 3. The Knicks are also 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games and 3-1 ATS in their last 4 matchups with Minnesota. Both teams are very good, very hot, and have similar play styles, so expect this to be a very close game.
BET UNDER 214.5 (-112).
Neither of these teams is very good offensively, but both are among the best in the league defensively. New York allows only 104.9 points per game, while Minnesota only allows 106.8 PPG. Both offenses average less than 113 PPG, and that is a trend that should continue here as both teams can defend in all facets of the game.