Knicks vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 21, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-23) will look to stop a three-game losing streak when they hit the road to play the New York Knicks (14-16) on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Madison Square Garden as just 2.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on MSG. The point total is 215 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of February 21, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Knicks vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 21

Knicks:
Mitchell Robinson: Out (Hand)

Timberwolves:
Jarrett Culver: Out (Left Ankle),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Knicks and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • New York has compiled a 16-13-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Knicks are 1-3 against the spread this season when they are at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • New York and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 33.3% of its games this season (10/30).
  • Minnesota holds a losing record ATS this season with 14 wins, 15 losses, and one tie ATS.
  • For the third time this season, the Timberwolves are at least a 2.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 2-0 against the spread.
  • 46.7% of Minnesota’s 30 games this season have gone over the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • New York’s games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday’s matchup over/under (215 points) in 30% of opportunities (nine out of 30 matchups).
  • 20 Minnesota games this year (66.7% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Sunday’s point total of 215 points.
  • On average, the over/under in Knicks games is 7.8 points fewer than the over/under of 215 points in this contest.
  • A difference of eight points separates the average total points bet in Timberwolves’ games (223 points) and this contest’s over/under (215 points).
  • The average implied total for the Knicks this season is 109.6 points, 0.6 more points than their implied total of 109 points in Sunday’s game.
  • This season, New York has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (109) 11 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Timberwolves (116.3) is 10.3 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (106).
  • Minnesota has scored more than this game’s implied total of 106 points 20 times this season.
  • The Knicks are the league’s lowest-scoring team (103.5 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 25th-fewest points per game (115.2) in NBA action.
  • The Knicks have a negative point differential on the season (-4 total points, -0.2 per game), as do the Timberwolves (-221 total points, -7.4 per game).

Knicks Leaders

  • The Knicks points, rebounds and assists leader is Julius Randle. He averages 23.2 points per game and adds 10.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
  • Randle’s assists prop over/under for the matchup is listed at 4.5 assists, 1.0 assist lower than his season average of 5.5.
  • The Knicks are led by Alec Burks from beyond the arc. He connects on 2.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Burks’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.5 shots lower than his season average of 2.0.
  • New York’s blocks leader is Nerlens Noel, who records 1.9 per game. Mitchell Robinson leads the team averaging 1.2 steals an outing.
  • Noel’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.6 blocks higher than his season average of 1.9.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns is at the top of the Timberwolves scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 21.5 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game this season.
  • Towns’ rebounding prop total for the game is posted at 9.5 boards, 1.3 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.8.
  • The Minnesota leader in assists is Ricky Rubio with 6.4 assists per game.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 20.5, 3.5 greater than his season average of 17.0.
  • Malik Beasley is tops from three-point range for the Timberwolves, knocking down 3.4 threes per game.
  • Beasley’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots lower than his season average of 3.4.
  • Rubio is at the top of Minnesota’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Towns leads the squad in blocks with 1.9 per game.
  • Towns’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 1.9.

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