2019-20 NBA – Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat taking place? Thursday 27th February, 2020 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat taking place? AmericanAirlines Arena

What channel is Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat on? Fox Sports

Where can I stream Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, Fox Sports GO

Where can I get tickets for Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Minnesota Timberwolves 116 – 109 Miami Heat

THE TEAM NEWS

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

  • The Timberwolves have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA this season and have underperformed massively in a campaign where they were expected to fight for a playoff berth. They are riding a five-game losing streak after a 139-123 loss to the Dallas Mavericks and sit in 14th place of the Western Conference with a 16-40 record.
  • Minnesota will deal with the absence of three offensive weapons ahead of this game. Star center Karl-Anthony Towns is out with a wrist problem, while Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner are also expected to miss this contest through injury.
  • Star point guard D’Angelo Russell should be the player to watch here for the Timberwolves. He missed Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, but he posted 29 points and five assists in Monday’s contest against the Mavericks.

MIAMI HEAT

  • The Heat are coming off a 125-119 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and have dropped three of their last four games but they still sit in fourth place of the Eastern Conference standings with a 36-21 mark.
  • Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro have been listed as questionable for this game and all three players are big pieces in Erik Spoelstra’s rotation. Meyers Leonard is questionable as well, while Kyle Alexander has been ruled out.
  • Goran Dragic could be a player to watch. Despite coming off the bench against the Cavaliers, the veteran point guard notched 22 points and six assists in 34 minutes and he remains an influential player for Miami even if he’s not starting anymore.

THE PREDICTION

Both the Heat and the Timberwolves have been playing poorly over the last few days but there is a clear edge for Miami entering this game. They have been far more consistent all season long, and also have a clear home-field advantage here thanks to an impressive 23-3 record in front of their own crowd. All things considered, Miami shouldn’t have major issues in taking the win here.

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