Timberwolves vs. Pelicans Prediction
Will Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans cover as a home favorite tonight when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: New Orleans. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are 5-point home favorites versus the Timberwolves, who opened as a 3.5-point underdog. As for the total, the number currently sits at 218 points after hitting the board at the same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: New Orleans. As of this writing, nearly 60% of tickets are on the Pelicans to cover the point spread.
Injury Report: Jeff Teague is questionable tonight with an Achilles injury while Nemanja Bjelica is questionable with a foot problem. For the Pelicans, Tony Allen is probable with a knee injury while Dante Cunningham is probable with his own knee ailment. Alexis Ajinca (knee), Frank Jackson (foot) and Solomon Hill (hamstring) are all out.
OUR PREDICTION: The home team is 13-5 against the spread in the last 18 meetings between these two teams and Minnesota has not fared well against New Orleans. The Timberwolves are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games versus the Pelicans and have failed to cover in seven of their last nine games in New Orleans.
The Timberwolves have also failed to cover in their last six games (with one push) and are 5-15-1 against the number in their last 21 games coming off a loss. On the other side, the Pelicans have covered in five of their last seven Western Conference games and are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games coming off a loss.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -5