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(22-22) Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (17-28)
Thursday night NBA sees a battle between inter-conference foes Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pacers had recently been rolling but are now on a three-game losing streak.
The ‘Wolves, on the other hand, have won three straight (including six of their last eight).
*All statistics, rankings, standings and records are accurate as of this writing at 1:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 26.
The Indiana Pacers enter this game scoring 105.4 points per game. That number is good enough to place them smack dab in the middle of the NBA at 15th.
Since Jan. 1 this team has actually played like a top-five scoring squad. But in their last three games (all losses), they’re scoring just 99.7 points per outing.
Defensively, Indy is giving up 106.8 points per contest. That number is only good enough for 23rd across the Association.
In the Pacers’ last three, they’ve allowed 109 points twice, with their best outing being just one point better at 108.
Against Minnesota, the key will be to get contributions other than Paul George. We know what PG13 can do, but it will take a better collective effort from guys like Jeff Teague, Myles Turner and Co. to come away with a win.
The Timberwolves enter this game scoring 103.5 points per game. That number is only good enough to place them in the 19th spot in the league.
However, in their last three games (all wins), the ‘Wolves are putting up significantly better numbers. Their points-per-game average jumps up to 109 points per outing.
They’ve put up 112 and 111 in their last two contests, respectively, but it should be noted that they played teams notoriously known for their pace in the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets.
Defensively, the Timberwolves are giving up 104.5 points per night, which is good enough for 12th in the Association.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Timberwolves are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
Recent trends point to a Minnesota victory straight up.
Trends against the spread point to the same.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: MIN ATS
If the Pacers can get contributions across the roster, they’ll stand a chance of keeping this one close.
But even a close game should go Minnesota’s way with the spread being relatively thin entering the contest.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 110 – Indiana 105
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