The National Basketball Association will see a fun game of two up and coming teams on TUesday night. The Philadelphia 76ers are on the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 76ers have dropped to a tie for 8th in the Eastern Conference with their 13-13 record. Philadelphia has dropped their last four games and 6 out of their last 10 overall.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, out of the Western Conference are 16-11. The Timberwolves are fourth in the conference behind the Rockets, Warriors and Spurs. Minnesota has won back to back games. The Timberwolves are 3-4 against Eastern Conference teams. In this game on Tuesday night the Minnesota Timberwolves are -3 over the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the National Basketball Association slate.
Timberwolves Looking for Third in a Row
The Minnesota Timberwolves picked up a road win at the Clippers and a home win over the Dallas Mavericks. Those back to back wins put them back at the top of the Northwest Division. In the most recent win over the Mavericks – Karl Anthony Towns led the way with 28 points. Jimmy Butler added 22.
The Timberwolves are led in scoring by Towns with 20.1 points per game, but they have five guys scoring in double digits. Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins are combining for more than 37 per game, while Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson are at nearly 25 per game. Minnesota is 10th in the league with 107.1 points per game.
76ers Struggles Continue
The Philadelphia 76ers are the talk of the National Basketball Association, but have struggled as of late. The 76ers are 6-7 when playing on the road this season. Philadelphia in their four game losing streak dropped games to the Suns, Lakers, Cavaliers and Pelicans. In the most recent loss, they allowed 131 points in New Orleans.
The 76ers are led in scoring by big man Joel Embiid. The former Kansas Jayhawks center is scoring 23.5 points per game, and ripping down 11.1 rebounds per game. Ben Simmons is adding 18 points per game, while J.J. Redick is also scoring more than 16 per game. Philadelphia has fallen to 26th in the league, allowing nearly 109 point sper game.
Minnesota Tops Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers need to get back on track, but this does not seem like the game to do so. Minnesota seems to be picking it up on the defensive side, and playing good basketball right now. It’s going to be hard for a team such as Philadelphia to defend so many weapons that Minnesota brings to the table.
In the end, the Minnesota Timberwolves are the bet to make here. The Timberwolves beat the 76ers and Philadelphia drops their fifth straight game. Take the Minnesota Timberwolves -3 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves -3 over the Philadelphia 76ers in National Basketball Association action.