Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – November 25th 2022

The Charlotte Hornets will host the Minnesota Timberwolves on 25th November at the Spectrum Centre, Charlotte. 

The two teams played their last match in July 2022, when Minnesota won by 89:86. In the past 1.5 decades, the two teams have played a total of 33 matches, out of which the Charlotte Hornets have won 22 times while Minnesota Timberwolves have won only 11 times. 

Here is a brief preview of the two teams’ performance in the season and what we can expect from Friday’s game. 

Charlotte Hornets Statistics

The Charlotte Hornets currently rank 14th in the Eastern Conference, having won four and losing 14 matches in the season. The team will be coming into Friday’s game after its match with the Philadelphia 76ers, for which the 76ers are regarded as the team with better prospects.

The Hornets surely have not had the season they wanted. The team is lagging way behind in the Eastern Conference, scoring an average of 109.5 points per game, putting them in 22nd place in the league. However, in terms of shooting percentage, the team ranks 28th in the NBA. Their overall adjusted offensive rating puts them in 29th place in the league.

The team is also struggling on the defence end. So far, the Hornets have surrendered an average of 115.2 points per game, placing them in 23rd place in the league. If the team wants to win the game, it must keep the ball away from the Timberwolves and prevent them from scoring second-chance easy points.

Minnesota Timberwolves Statistics

The Minnesota Timberwolves are ranked 10th in the Western Conference. The team has lost eight matches and won nine matches so far. Considering its standing in the division, it is only two matches behind the top team in the Western Conference, the Boston Celtics. The team will visit the Hornets after its match against the Indiana Pacers, the 4th highest-ranking team in the Western Conference. 

Before its match against the Pacers, the team had won four consecutive matches and maintained a scoring average of 114.3 points per game, placing it in 12th place in the league. On the defence side, the Timberwolves have struggled with consistency but have maintained an average of 114.4 points surrendered per game, placing them in 20th place in the league. The team is also averaging 44 rebounds per match, and if it wants to keep the Hornets from scoring, it will have to make a better effort to secure the ball after missed shots so that the opponents do not score second or third-chance easy points.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction

If we consider the season records and standings of the two teams, the Timberwolves seem to be in a better position to win, even though the Charlotte Hornets will have a home advantage. The Hornets also have a better track record against the Timberwolves; however, Minnesota has managed to win the last two matches between the teams.  

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