Timberwolves vs. Pelicans Prediction
Can the Timberwolves pull off the upset this evening when they visit the Pelicans at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are 3-point home favorites versus the Timberwolves while the over/under currently sits at 208 points.
Minnesota enters play tonight having split over its last 10 games but is 7-3 against the spread during that same span. The Timberwolves are 33-35 against the number on the season and are just 14-18 against the number on the road this year.
New Orleans has also split over its last 10 games on the hardwood and is 6-3-1 against the spread during that stretch. The Pelicans have split at the betting window this season at 34-34 ATS, but are 18-17 against the number at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Timberwolves have been a poor bet in recent meetings with the Pelicans. They're just 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games versus the Pelicans overall and are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games in New Orleans. The Pelicans have also covered in four of their last five home games, are 6-2-1 against the number in their last nine games overall, and are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against Western Conference opponents.
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