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.

Bet Today's NBA Action

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

Need More winners against the spread? Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. Instant Access here.

NBA Headlines

  • MILWAUKEE (AP) Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper.
    Where he's going next remains unclear.
    A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are...
  • NEW YORK (AP) Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $35,000 for ''aggressively pursuing'' DeAndre Bembry of the Atlanta Hawks and failing to promptly leave the court following his eject...
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ank...
  • DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is in concussion protocol a day after taking a shot on his nose.
    Drummond was out of the lineup Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings....
  • NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a sprained finger that is expected to sideline him up to two weeks.
    The star forward hurt his left index finger during the four...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Warriors vs. Lakers Spread Prediction The Lakers blew a big halftime lead as well as a lead in the fourth quarter versus the Rockets over the weekend and are now double-digit underdogs to the...
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Spread Prediction The Utah Jazz will look to make it seven in a row when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:00 p.m. ET. Considering the Blazers have won seven of their...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. 76ers Spread Prediction The Philadelphia 76ers had their three-game winning streak snapped over the weekend in a loss to the Thunder. Will they rebound on Monday evening when they host...
Thumbnail Kings vs. Nets Prediction Can the Sacramento Kings pick up another road win when they take on the Brooklyn Nets today at 3:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Heat vs. Celtics Spread Prediction The Boston Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games and cashed for bettors in six of those contests over that span. That said, are the laying too many points...