Heat vs. Timberwolves NBA Odds & Picks: Pros Like Miami to Win On Road

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  • The Miami Heat are road favorites against the Timberwolves on Friday night.
  • With both teams struggling, who has the edge?

NBA Odds: Heat vs. Timberwolves

Heat Odds -6.5
Timberwolves Odds +6.5
Over/Under 221
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The Heat and Timberwolves face off on Friday night in Minnesota, with both teams looking to avoid a three-game losing streak. Miami has won six of its last 10 games despite the back-to-back losses.

Miami hasn’t been great against the spread (ATS) this year at 23-31-1, but the Timberwolves have a near-identical 24-31-1 record.

The Heat offense has sputtered as of late, averaging a paltry 99.6 points per game over their last three contests. That means this matchup could be an especially low-scoring affair, with the Timberwolves also lacking quite heavily in the offense department. Miami and Minnesota are the 25th and 26th in offensive rating (points scored per 100 possessions), per NBA Advanced Stats.

Though the Timberwolves have been getting some impressive scoring outputs from No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards, who is averaging 23.2 points per game over his last 10, viewers can expect Jimmy Butler and Co. to focus quite a bit of defensive attention on the explosive No. 1 overall pick.

With the veteran-laden Heat thirsty for a win in the midst of their postseason push, sharp bettors are backing them to take care of the Timberwolves on Friday night.  Let’s take a look in our latest PRO Report.

NBA Picks: Heat vs.Timberwolves

Sharp Action

The line for Heat-Timberwolves opened at Heat -6.5. Since this morning, there have been four Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Miami.

This is a surefire sign of wiseguy action supporting the Heat to cover on Friday night.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 42% of bettors taking the Heat have generated 72% of the money wagered on Friday’s game.

PRO Systems

Friday’s matchup between the struggling Heat and Timberwolves fits neatly into our “Fade Taking Teams” PRO System, which has a 57% win rate and 12% Return On Investment (ROI) since 2015.

PRO Report Pick: Heat -6.5

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