Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat Matchup 12/18/2023

In a matchup featuring one of the hottest squads in the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves (19-5, 8-2 in their last 10) battle the Miami Heat (15-11) at FTX Arena on December 18, 2023. The Timberwolves are favorites by one point. The matchup has a point total of 219.

Matchup

Game Spread Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Teams Team Rating Open Closing Open Closing Open Closing Line Moves
Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves
71
+1 (-115)
-1.5 (-112)
219 pts
217 pts
-110
-125
line-movement
Miami Heat Heat
86
-1 (-105)
+1.5 (-108)
-110
+105

Odds Comparison

Over/Under History
Season Home Away
13-12-0 4-8-0 9-4-0
14-13-0 8-5-0 6-8-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
220 or Less 9-1-0 4-0-0 5-1-0 6-7-1 1-4-0 5-3-1
220.5 to 225 5-3-0 4-0-0 1-3-0 3-5-1 1-3-1 2-2-0
225.5 to 229 1-1-1 0-0-1 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
229.5 to 235 1-2-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
235.5 to 240 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0
240.5 and over 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
Against the Spread(ATS) History
Season Home Away
17-7-1 9-2-1 8-5-0
11-14-2 3-9-1 8-5-1
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
-10.5 or More 2-1-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
-7 to -10 4-0-0 4-0-0 0-0-0 2-4-1 1-2-0 1-2-1
-3.5 to -6.5 1-3-0 0-1-0 1-2-0 3-5-0 1-4-0 2-1-0
-0.5 to -3 2-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-0 2-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-0
0 to 3 4-2-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 3-3-0 0-2-0 3-1-0
+3.5 to +6.5 4-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0 1-2-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
+7 to +10 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
+10.5 or more 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 8-4 66.7% 58.3 114.6
Favorite 15-3 83.3% 69.4 114.4
After Win 10-2 83.3% 75 115.2
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 7-5 58.3% 29.2 116.8
Underdog 3-7 30% 45 109.1
After Win 1-5 16.7% 33.3 105.2

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
101.7 25.4 26.4 25.1 24.8
113.6 29.2 28.9 28.5 27
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.9 28.3 28.9 28 27.7
110.1 27.7 27.4 28.6 26.4
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.7 29.9 28.3 28.3 26.2
112.6 28.4 27.8 29.2 27.2
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
101.6 25.9 26.6 25.5 23.6
110.8 27.6 28.3 27.8 27.1

Minnesota Timberwolves Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
12/17/23 MIN 127 vs IND 109 -10.5 238 55.8% 16 8 60% 15 50% 16 13 28.6% 13
12/15/23 MIN 119 @ DAL 101 +1.5 231 50% 25 12 45.2% 15 47% 18 4 21.9% 15
12/2/23 MIN 123 @ CHA 117 +5.5 219 51.2% 30 10 35.5% 11 47.8% 19 11 48% 8
11/26/23 MIN 119 @ MEM 97 +6.5 217.5 53.1% 23 6 44.1% 14 38.6% 27 11 27% 13
11/23/23 MIN 112 vs PHI 99 -7 221 48.3% 24 10 38.5% 11 39.1% 30 17 21.9% 14

Miami Heat Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
12/17/23 MIA 118 vs CHI 116 -4.5 219.5 51.8% 25 8 37.1% 10 48.1% 29 11 42.1% 14
12/15/23 MIA 118 vs CHI 124 -3.5 213 46.9% 35 8 44.1% 11 48.4% 30 11 38.9% 5
12/3/23 MIA 129 vs IND 144 -4.5 237.5 53.9% 24 6 48% 10 65.9% 20 3 50% 9
11/25/23 MIA 97 @ BKN 112 -7.5 217 43.7% 13 13 32.4% 17 50% 23 8 38.9% 11
11/23/23 MIA 129 @ CLE 96 -1.5 213.5 52.3% 21 10 57.1% 10 46.8% 14 7 46.7% 19

Timberwolves vs. Heat Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Monday, December 18, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: BSSU
  • Favorite: Timberwolves (-1)
  • Total: 219

Timberwolves vs. Heat Matchup Statistics

  • The Timberwolves record 113.6 points per game, just 1.6 more points than the 112 the Heat allow.
  • The Timberwolves outscore opponents by 7.8 points per game (scoring 113.6 points per game to rank 18th in the league while giving up 105.8 per outing to rank first in the NBA) and have a +186 scoring differential overall.
  • The Heat put up 113 points per game (20th in league) while allowing 112 per outing (10th in NBA). They have a +26 scoring differential.
  • On offense, Minnesota puts up 112.6 points per game in home games, compared to 114.6 points per game when playing on the road.
  • At home, Miami averages 116.8 points per game. On the road, it averages 109.7.
  • On offense, the Timberwolves have increased their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 114.2 points per contest over that span compared to the 113.6 they've racked up over the course of this year.
  • The Heat are scoring 116.8 points per game in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 113.

Timberwolves vs. Heat Previous Meetings

Timberwolves vs Heat (Last 10 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
10/28/2023 Timberwolves -8.5 215 -340 +270 106-90 MIN
12/26/2022 Timberwolves -1 222.5 -110 -110 113-110 MIA
11/21/2022 Timberwolves -8.5 220.5 -365 +300 105-101 MIN

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.4 points, 3 assists and 9.5 boards.
  • Anthony Edwards averages 24.2 points, 5.3 boards and 5.1 assists.
  • Rudy Gobert averages 12.7 points, 12 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
  • Mike Conley is averaging 11.3 points, 3 boards and 6.2 assists.
  • Naz Reid's numbers on the season are 13.5 points, 4.6 boards and 0.9 assists per game, shooting 50.8% from the floor and 40% from beyond the arc, with an average of 1.9 made 3-pointers.

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Heat.
  • Per game, Bam Adebayo gives the Heat 22.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists. He also averages 1.2 steals and 1 block.
  • The Heat get 13.2 points per game from Jaime Jaquez Jr., plus 3.7 boards and 2.8 assists.
  • Per game, Duncan Robinson gets the Heat 14.7 points, 2.7 boards and 3 assists, plus 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks.
  • The Heat get 9.6 points per game from Kevin Love, plus 6.8 boards and 2.5 assists.

Timberwolves vs. Heat Injury Report

  • Timberwolves Injuries: Jaylen Clark: Out (Achilles), Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Hip), Jaden McDaniels: Questionable (Back), Josh Minott: Questionable (Illness)
  • Heat Injuries: Dru Smith: Out (Knee), Kyle Lowry: Out (Soreness)