Pacers vs. Timberwolves Prediction
The Minnesota Timberwolves are struggling through internal issues early in the season with the Jimmy Butler situation taking center stage. Will visiting Indiana take advantage tonight and send Minnesota to a loss?
505 Indiana Pacers at 506 Minnesota Timberwolves
Monday, October 22, 2018
Target Center at 8:05PM ET
TV: FSNTH (MIN)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Timberwolves are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 226.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are coming in on host Minnesota. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Pacers dominate Nets
Victor Oladipo scored 25 points Saturday night as Indiana cruised to a 132-112 home win over Brooklyn. He shot 10-of-20 from the floor while recording seven rebounds, four steals and three assists. Kyle O'Quinn had 16 points and eight boards off the bench. Tyreke Evans contributed 15 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists as a reserve. Bojan Bogdanovic had 15 points and a pair of rebounds. Myles Turner accounted for 14 points and eight rebounds. Darren Collison had 13 points and three assists. Cory Joseph recorded 12 points, six assists and three rebounds off the bench. Doug McDermott had 12 points and three caroms as a reserve. Thaddeus Young added 10 points and two steals. The Pacers built up a 67-58 halftime lead and it grew from there.
Butler rests, T-Wolves lose
Jimmy Butler did not play in Saturday night's 140-136 loss at the Mavericks as the disgruntled star sat for rest. Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 31 points on 9-of-16 shooting in the win. He grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists. Derrick Rose poured in 28 off the bench to go with five rebounds, five assists and two steals. Jeff Teague accounted for 22 points and nine assists. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points and three boards. Gorgui Dieng had 10 points and six rebounds off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. Indiana is 5-1 ATS in its last six games overall.
The T-Wolves are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games versus the Pacers. The over is 15-6-1 in the last 22 meetiings.
Indiana has done quite well in this series and you currently have a Minnesota team where two of the top three players are walking on eggshells around Butler. While his return to the lineup tonight will help Minnesota, it also sends Towns and Wiggins back to secondary roles. I like the Pacers to take advantage of whatever is going on in Minnesota and stealing a win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +2