Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 7, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:31 PM

A game after he put up 42 points in a 139-135 loss to the Grizzlies, Anthony Edwards leads the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46) on the road against the Miami Heat (35-31) as 6-point underdogs. The matchup, which airs on BSSUN, begins at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 222.5 points.

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Heat vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -6 -110 -110 222.5 -115 -105

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Point Total Insights

  • Miami's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday's matchup over/under (222.5 points) in 22 out of 66 opportunities (33.3% of matchups).
  • In 42 out of Minnesota's 66 games this year (63.6%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Friday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 218.7 points per game, 3.8 points fewer than the over/under of 222.5 for this game.
  • The 225.7 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 3.2 more than the 222.5 over/under in this contest.
  • This season the average total for Heat games is 214.6 points, 7.9 fewer than the over/under of 222.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 7.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Timberwolves' games this season (229.8 points).

Heat Betting Data

  • Miami has failed to cover the spread more often than not this season, going 29-32.
  • The Heat's record against the spread as at least a 6-point favorite is under .500 at 7-9.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in just 44.3% of games (27 out of 61 matchups).

Heat Key Players

  • Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in points and assists. He puts up 21.5 points per game while adding 7.2 assists.
  • Miami is led in rebounds by Bam Adebayo's 9.1 per game.
  • Duncan Robinson hits 3.5 threes per game to lead the Heat.
  • Butler leads the team with 2.1 steals per game. Adebayo collects 1.0 block an outing to pace Miami.

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Heat Last 10 Games

Heat Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Heat Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/4/2021 Mavericks 127-113 DAL No Home +7.5 220.5 375 -500 Regular Season No Over
5/2/2021 Hornets 121-111 MIA Yes Away -8.5 233.5 -500 375 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Cavaliers 124-107 MIA Yes Away -13.5 234.5 -2500 1050 Regular Season Yes Under
4/28/2021 Spurs 116-111 MIA Yes Home -4.5 217.5 -250 195 Regular Season Yes Over
4/26/2021 Bulls 110-102 CHI Yes Home -6.5 207.5 -350 260 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 6-4 4-6-0 218.4 111.4 107 +0.6 38%

Heat Injuries

Heat: Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee), Jimmy Butler: Day To Day (Illness), Tyler Herro: Day To Day (Foot)

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 30-33 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 6-point underdogs, the Timberwolves have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • Minnesota has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 47.6% of matchups this season (30 out of 63 opportunities).

Timberwolves Key Players

  • Karl-Anthony Towns collects 24.8 points and 10.7 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Ricky Rubio dishes out more assists than any other Minnesota player with 6.5 per game. He also averages 8.3 points and grabs 3.3 rebounds per game.
  • Malik Beasley is the top shooter from distance for the Timberwolves, hitting 3.5 threes per game.
  • Rubio (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Minnesota while Towns (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Timberwolves Last 10 Games

Timberwolves Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Timberwolves Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/5/2021 Grizzlies 139-135 MEM No Home +9.5 258.5 475 -650 Regular Season Yes Over
5/1/2021 Pelicans 140-136 NO No Home +3.5 252.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
4/29/2021 Warriors 126-114 MIN Yes Home -3.5 244.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
4/27/2021 Rockets 114-107 MIN Yes Away -4.5 218.5 -200 165 Regular Season Yes Over
4/26/2021 Jazz 105-104 MIN No Home +5.5 209.5 290 -375 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 8-2 4-6-0 238.3 120 118.3 +3.4 39.8%

Timberwolves Injuries

Timberwolves: Jaden McDaniels: Out (Personal), Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle), Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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