Both the Philadephia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves have started the NBA season off on the right foot. The two teams each own a record of 3-0, picking up some early W’s against tough competition.
Philadelphia and Minnesota will put their two undefeated records on the line Wednesday night when the Timberwolves travel to the city of Brotherly Love.
Even though the 76ers are at the top of the Eastern Conference, they aren’t dominating in points scored per game and points scored against per game.
Online bookmaker BetOnline has the 76ers at -280 for this contest.
The 76ers are scoring 109.7 points per game, which is good for 15th in the NBA. Granted, their defense has been decent in the early going. Philadelphia is allowing 102.3 points against per game, which is 7th in the NBA.
Minnesota is in a similar boat. The T’Wolves are dominating on offense, however. Dropping 121.3 points per game, they are ranked 4th in the NBA. Minnesota allows 111.3 points against per game, which is 16th in the association.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are two key reasons why Minnesota’s offense is on fire. The two are combining for 52.7 points per game.
Joel Embiid is the leading scorer for the Sixers. Embiid is dropping 25.5 points per game, starting in two of the 76ers’ first three games.
The 76ers are 1-0 this season at home. They opened the 2019-2020 season with a stomping of the Boston Celtics, 107-93. Road games have not been an issue for Minnesota. Two of their first three games have been on the road, which includes a 127-126 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets.