In the season opener, the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Toronto Raptors, but are back home for their first game of the season at Target Center on Saturday night when they face Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and the Miami Heat, defending Eastern Conference Champions.
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat
Current Records: Miami 1-1, Minnesota 0-1
How To Watch
- When: 7:00 PM CT
- Where: Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- TV: Bally Sports North (Michael Grady, Jim Petersen and Katie Storm)
- Radio: Wolves Radio App, KFAN FM 100.3
- Live Stream: fuboTV
Minnesota Timberwolves – Miami Heat injury report
Minnesota Timberwolves injury report:
- Jaden McDaniels (left calf strain)
- Jaylen Clark (right achilles tendon rupture rehab)
Miami Heat injury report:
- Josh Richardson (foot)
- Haywood Highsmith (knee)
- Caleb Martin (knee)
- Duncan Robinson (foot)
- Jaime Jazquez Jr. (groin)
Minnesota Timberwolves – Miami Heat starting lineups
The following were the starters for both teams in their previous games:
- PG Mike Conley
- SG Anthony Edwards
- SF Kyle Anderson
- PF Karl-Anthony Towns
- C Rudy Gobert
- PG: Kyle Lowry
- SG: Tyler Herro
- SF: Jimmy Butler
- PF: Kevin Love
- C: Bam Adebayo
Game prediction : Minnesota Timberwolves – Miami Heat
Minnesota is a 5-point favorite against Miami
The over/under is set at 218 points.
NBA Money Line Predictions
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