Free NBA Pick: Timberwolves vs Pelicans Lines
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(4-9) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans (4-10)
Date: Wednesday November 23
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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A Western Confidence showdown that puts two of the best young big men against each other in Karl Anthony Towns and Anthony Davis.
As teams both were expected to compete for playoff spots and they will need to make up a lot of ground to make that happen.
In the last four match ups the teams have split the meetings.
On paper the Wolves look like a playoff team, but on paper doesn’t win teams games. The young talent and new coach haven’t translated into win’s just yet.
The Wolves have only won one of their last four games, and that win was against the 76ers. Minnesota usually has one bad quarter each games that dooms them.
Against the Celtics the Timberwolves were outscored 31-12 in the 4th quarter and ended up losing 99-93.
Andrew Wiggins has taken a big step forward this season and is finally molding into the superstar that many expected him to be. He is averaging 24.8 percent and shooting .442 percent from behind the arc.
Karl Anthony Towns has picked up right where he left off last season. He is averaging 22.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
He is getting doubled more in the post, which has opened up the three point shooting for the likes of Wiggins, and Zach LaVine.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans will be coming off a big test against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday before they travel home to play Minnesota.
After about the worst start possible with the Pelicans losing their first 8 games they have played much better as of late. They have won their last two games including wins over the Hornets and a very impressive win over Portland.
A big reason for the surge of late is the return of Jrue Holiday. He was away from the team to be with his wife who had a brain tumor.
With Jrue Holiday back it gives the Pelicans a big advantage over the Timberwolves at the point guard position.
With Holiday gone it did give Tim Frazier a chance to run the point for the team and it will pay big dividends later in the season. Coming into the season there was questions about who would step up at point guard and that question has been answered.
Anthony Davis is a threat to go off every night and is a nightmare match up for most teams. He is averaging 31.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.
Anthony Davis vs Karl Anthony Towns is going to be the match up to watch. I expect big nights from both of them.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 20-6-1 in MIN last 27 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 9-3-1 in MIN last 13 Wed. games.
- Over is 11-3 in NO last 14 vs. NBA Northwest
- Over is 39-13 in NO last 52 home games.
- Home team is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
- Favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
This game is really a toss up on paper. Either team could win this game, but there is one thing for sure. This team is going to have a lot of points scored.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER
Both teams average more then 102 points per game and give up more then 103 points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 110 – Minnesota 105
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