Pelicans struggling in favorite role
The Pelicans are taking on a brutal Timberwolves team tonight at 7:00PM ET but New Orleans hasn't exactly fared well as a favorite.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pelicans are 5-point home favorites versus the Timberwolves while the over/under is currently sitting at 219.5. While the side hasn't seen much movement, the total has jumped a full point since it opened at 218.5.
The Pelicans have stunk as a favorite this season, covering the spread just seven times in 20 opportunities. They haven't fared much better as a home favorite, going 7-12 against the spread in 19 chances and that includes a 1-5 mark when they're favored by between 3.5 and 6 points.
On the other side, the Timberwolves have had plenty of opportunities as an underdog and they've actually been profitable as a dog this season. They're 22-19 against the number as an underdog overall but are also 15-10 as a road dog this season and 16-12 ATS in all road games this year.
There's not a ton of value in the line but fading the Pelicans as a favorite has been profitable this season and could be again tonight.
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