Through 3 Quarters
The Miami Heat typically have all the answers at home, but the Minnesota Timberwolves are posing a tough problem. After three quarters neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Minnesota leads 88-82.
The Timberwolves have been led by shooting guard Anthony Edwards, who so far has shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and has posted a double-double on 28 points and ten rebounds in addition to four assists. One thing to keep an eye out for is Jaden McDaniels' foul situation as he currently sits at four.
The top scorers for the Heat have been small forward Jimmy Butler (16 points), center Bam Adebayo (14 points), point guard Tyler Herro (14 points), and point guard Gabe Vincent (14 points). Gabe Vincent has also picked up four fouls, though.
Miami has lost 80% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Miami @ Minnesota
Current Records: Miami 12-6; Minnesota 8-9
What to Know
The Miami Heat might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET Nov. 24 at Target Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Miami has more to be thankful for after their matchup against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. The Heat beat Detroit 100-92. Miami's point guard Tyler Herro looked sharp as he had 31 points in addition to eight rebounds.
As for Minnesota, they can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They enjoyed a cozy 110-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. It was another big night for Minnesota's center Karl-Anthony Towns, who dropped a double-double on 28 points and ten boards.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Heat are expected to win a tight contest on Wednesday. Now might not be the best time to take Miami against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
The wins brought Miami up to 12-6 and Minnesota to 8-9. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Miami is second worst in the league in fouls per game, with 20.8 on average. Minnesotas have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the contest with the most fouls per game in the league, having accrued 22.6 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: Bally Sports North Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $21.00
The Heat are a slight 1-point favorite against the Timberwolves, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors have moved against the Heat slightly, as the game opened with the Heat as a 2.5-point favorite.
Minnesota have won seven out of their last 12 games against Miami.
- May 07, 2021 - Miami 121 vs. Minnesota 112
- Apr 16, 2021 - Minnesota 119 vs. Miami 111
- Feb 26, 2020 - Minnesota 129 vs. Miami 126
- Oct 27, 2019 - Minnesota 116 vs. Miami 109
- Apr 05, 2019 - Minnesota 111 vs. Miami 109
- Dec 30, 2018 - Minnesota 113 vs. Miami 104
- Nov 24, 2017 - Miami 109 vs. Minnesota 97
- Oct 30, 2017 - Minnesota 125 vs. Miami 122
- Mar 17, 2017 - Miami 123 vs. Minnesota 105
- Feb 06, 2017 - Miami 115 vs. Minnesota 113
- Nov 17, 2015 - Minnesota 103 vs. Miami 91
- Nov 05, 2015 - Miami 96 vs. Minnesota 84
Injury Report for MinnesotaNo Injury Information
Injury Report for Miami
- Marcus Garrett: Game-Time Decision (Wrist)
- Markieff Morris: Out (Neck)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Quadriceps)