Timberwolves vs. 76ers Prediction
Jimmy Butler will face his former team for the first time since being traded when the Philadelphia 76ers host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Will this matchup live up to its high-scoring potential?
7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the 76ers are 6.5-point favorites o beat the Timberwolves. The total, meanwhile, sits at 231.5 points and as of this writing, 64% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the 76ers to cover the point spread.
Minnesota Timberwolves Fantasy Spin
Jeff Teague (left ankle) practiced on Monday and he's not being listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.Teague tweaked his ankle during Saturday's game, but the fact that he was able to get in a full practice today is a very encouraging sign regarding his status for Tuesday's game. We should get another update following shootaround, but for now, it looks like owners can plan on having him available.
Philadelphia 76ers Fantasy Spin
Joel Embiid (ankle) looked great in his return from a one-game absence, tallying 26 points, eight rebounds, one assist, six blocks and two turnovers across 32 minutes. Embiid went to work against the New York bigs, dominating anyone they put in front of him on both ends of the floor, which is pretty much par for the course for the 24-year-old big man who is having himself an MVP-caliber season. The ankle was a complete non-issue, so he should be fine for Tuesday’s game against the Timberwolves.
NBA Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall but are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on two days of rest.
The 76ers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall.
The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia, is 4-1 in the Sixers’ last five home games and has cashed in six of the 76ers’ last seven games coming off a win. On the other side, the over is a perfect 7-0 in the Timberwolves’ last seven road games, is 8-0 in their last eight games against Eastern Conference opponents and is 12-2 in their last 14 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous game.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Timberwolves/76ers over 231.5