Raptors vs. Timberwolves Pick

NBA Predictions: Are Timberwolves smart play versus Raptors? 1/20/18

Will betting on the host Minnesota Timberwolves pay off for bettors tonight at 9PM ET when they take on the Toronto Raptors?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Minnesota. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 214 points. The spread has stayed at -3.5 since it opened, while the over-under has dropped from 216.

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Who the Public Likes: Minnesota. As of Saturday morning, 68 percent of public bets have sided with the T-Wolves.

Injury Report: Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet has missed the last two games with a knee contusion and is questionable tonight. For the Timberwolves, Justin Patton is recovering from offseason foot surgery and is out indefinitely.

Who the Trends Like: Toronto is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Minnesota. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Minnesota nd 5-0 in the last five meetings overall.

Who We Like: Toronto is on the second end of a back-to-back after holding on for an 86-83 home win over the Spurs last night. The Timberwolves lost their last two on the road, but are 18-6 straight up at home this season. The Raptors will likely have some fatigue here as the Spurs provided a tough matchup last night. A turnaround at another strong team in Minnesota is probably too much to handle. Expect big nights out of Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler as the T-Wolves get the job done.

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -3.5

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