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2021 NBA Handicapping
(7-9) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans (3-15)
Date: Tuesday, November 22
Time: 08:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Smoothie King Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Timberwolves -130 Pelicans 106 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -2.0 Pelicans 2.0
NBA Betting Total: No Odds
This matchup will be the third time these two teams have played this year with each team taking one game. In game one, the Timberwolves took care of business at home, picking up the 96-89 win.
Game two went in favor of the Pelicans by the score of 107-98.
The Minnesota Timberwolves enter today’s game having won 3 straight games. In their past 10 contests, the Timberwolves are one game below .500, going 4-6.
As the road team, the Timberwolves travel to New Orleans with a negative plus-minus of rating -3.6 points.
Overall the Timberwolves are ranked 12nd among NBA teams in point differential (-5.6). Among NBA teams they have played the 29th toughest schedule.
For bettors, taking the Minnesota Timberwolves to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 43.80% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is 1.3.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is C Karl-Anthony Towns. So far, Towns is averaging 23.06 points per game. Towns is also the team’s best rebounder, pulling down 9.25 rebounds per game.
TheTimberwolves’s best three-point shooter has been Anthony Edwards, connecting on 3.13 shots from downtown per game.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans enter today’s game having won 2 of their past 10 games. When playing at home, the Pelicans are winning at a below .500 rate, having gone 2-6.
So far, they have played the 9th toughest schedule in the NBA.
As they take on the Timberwolves at home, the Pelicans have a negative home plus-minus of -3.1 points. Overall, the Pelicans are ranked 28th among NBA teams in point differential (-0.3).
For bettors, taking the New Orleans Pelicans to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 38.90% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -3.0.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is C Jonas Valanciunas. So far, Valanciunas is averaging 19.39 points per game. Valanciunas’s 12.89 rebounds per game, have him averaging a double-double on the season.
The Pelicans’ best three-point shooter has been Devonte’ Graham, connecting on 2.94 shots from downtown per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Timberwolves are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction
So far, the trend in these matchups favors the home team. However, the Timberwolves come into this game playing some good basketball. I see them taking advantage of the struggling Pelicans unit and picking up the road win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves 104-100
This season, the Timberwolves young unit has played at a pace near the top of the league. With these extra possessions, the team is taking 6.34 more three-pointers per game than the league average.
Minnesota is connecting on their three-point opportunities 34% of the time. They are also 10th in the league in fast break points. Compared to other fast-paced teams, the Timberwolves are giving up 9 fewer points per game.
In this game, a key matchup to watch will be how the Pelicans, who prefer to play at a slower tempo, react to Minnesota’s up-tempo style of play. I am expecting a big game from Karl Anthony Townes who has the skillset to pull Jonas Valancuinas away from the basket. By doing this he will also open up opportunities for his teammates.
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