Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Timberwolves vs Pelicans Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Minnesota Timberwolves taking on the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday January 19 at the Smoothie King Center, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Minnesota Timberwolves 13-29 (7-12 V) vs. New Orleans Pelicans 13-26 (8-9 H)
Date: Monday January 19th 2016
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -5
NBA Betting Total: 203
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Milwaukee and New Orleans both have the rare chance to build off wins when they meet on Tuesday night.
Minnesota put an end to their 9 game losing streak with a route over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
The Pelicans have strung together back to back wins with wins over Sacramento and Charlotte and will have to deal with a back-to-back as they take on Memphis on Monday.
The Timberwolves finally have a win under their belt in 2016 as they have been an absolute mess this season.
While their schedule hasn’t been very favorable for them, they finally got a chance against a lowly Phoenix team at home on Sunday. The Timberwolves used big 2nd and 4th quarters to pull away from the Suns in what was their most complete performance of the season.
Minnesota had 7 players in double figures, led by PG Ricky Rubio, who had 18 points to his credit.
The Timberwolves youth has certainly been exposed this season as they’ve been very guilty of sloppy play and sluggish offense. That being said, Sunday’s performance was very encouraging to see. The Twolves are still a ways away, but when the likes Rubio, Wiggins, Anthony Towns, and Dieng all play well, it shows a little glimpse of the future and what it holds.
The Pelicans can build off their recent success as they’ve struggled in the month of January, just like their counterpart.
New Orleans has grabbed back to back wins over the Kings and Hornets, but will play 3 games in 4 days this week, starting with Memphis on Monday. Following their trip to take n the Grizzlies, the Pelicans will head home to play Minnesota, which kicks off a 6 game homestand to finish off the month.
The Pelicans finally have Anthony Davis back and healthy as he finished with 22 points and 5 rebounds in the win over Charlotte.
Also really contributing for the Pelicans has been Ryan Anderson. The F had 32 points and 8 rebounds against the Hornets. He also put in 18 points in the win over Sacramento. Look for him to see a lot of opportunities against a poor defensive team in the Timberwolves.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Timberwolves are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Timberwolves are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Timberwolves win against Phoenix was an encouraging sign for them. However, that was just their first good game they’ve played this month.
It’s real tough to back an inconsistent team like the Twolves and this holds true in this spot.
New Orleans finally has Davis back playing at his potential and with Ryan Anderson contributing like he is, this is a solid spot for the Pelicans to make it 3 straight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 203
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 105 – Minnesota 89
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