Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Mar 10, 2023

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The Brooklyn Nets travel overnight for a date with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday following a tall battle with the Bucks on Thursday.

March 10, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
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Pointspread +4.5 -116
Moneyline +155
Over / Under o +226.5


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Pointspread -4.5 -104
Moneyline -186
Over / Under u +226.5


Betting Action


Brooklyn is showing a lot of moxie these days, as evidenced by their refusal to go down quietly in Milwaukee. Minnesota is one of several clubs log jammed in the Western Conference and are looking to bounce back after a throttling handed to them by Philly earlier in the week.

The NBA odds ordain that the host Timberwolves are -4.5 favourites with the over-under set at 229.5.

Nets vs. Timberwolves NBA Betting Odds

Both contests involving these intraconference foes have been saved very late in the season.  Tonight is the first of the duology (the second is in Brooklyn on April 4). Off-season and trade deadline moves have resulted in both franchises looking nothing as they did a year ago when each side defended home court.

Jacque Vaughn is turning things around for the second time in the same season. That’s not something that can be said about many coaches. Betters can take solace in the fact that Brooklyn has covered the last four spreads, including in defeat on Thursday. They’ve also been a balanced road team, earning an 18-17 record thus far. Of note, the under has claimed the spoils four times in a row.

Evaluating Minnesota is tricky. After all the splashy offseason decisions, here they are at 34-33, clinging to seventh in the West. On the flip side, the club has been without Karl-Anthony Towns since the end of November when he suffered a right calf strain. So is this team over-performing without one of its stars or underperforming because they still have Rudy Gobert and Anthony Edwards? Case in point: they are 5-5 in their last 10 with respect to both outright wins and losses and spreads.

Brooklyn Nets

Losing is never fun, but sometimes good can come out of a defeat, especially if a club shows grit in the face of obvious adversity. Such was the case Thursday night for the Nets in Milwaukee.

The host Bucks tossed the Nets around like a ragged doll in the opening 12 minutes, taking an intimidating 37-20 lead. Brooklyn showed courage by not giving up and took advantage of Giannis Antekounmpo’s absence. After the first-quarter obliteration, they didn’t lose another period all night, winning two. The injury bug has bitten Brooklyn hard, forcing them to rotate heavily, hence the curious stats sheet with a bunch of “starters” finishing with zero points. Cam Thomas had himself a game, going for 21 points, as did the always reliable supporting man Patty Mills, who tallied 23 of his own. But without Giannis, the Bucks relied on Brook Lopez to do the heavy lifting on defence, and did he ever, what with nine blocks, a career best. Nets fall 118-113 but hold their heads high.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Tuesday night was something of a litmus test. In a campaign that has been the definition of topsy-turvy (they’re only a game over .500), hosting the Philadelphia 76ers was an opportunity to see where the cards lay against some of the best opposition the NBA has to offer.

Well, it didn’t go smoothly. What might annoy Timberwolves fans was that the manner in which they lost the game reflected some of their worst moments from last season, which suggests the club is still learning the same lessons. They came out strong, battling a good first quarter for a 27-24 lead. But then the second quarter saw Philly dominate with no mercy, 34-18. The visitors shot the lights out, going 49.4 to Minnesota’s passable but unspectacular 39.5. The 76ers also completely blew the Wolves away from beyond the arc, shooting a beguiling 60 per cent. Joel Embiid went 4-for-4 from range and Tobias Harris 6-for-6! Anthony Edwards led the hosts with 32, but it was clearly not enough as they lost 117-94.

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