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(2-2) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors (4-0)
Date: Wednesday October 24
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
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Wednesday, October 24 finds the Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors clashing at the Scotiabank Arena in the second week of play in the 2018-18 regular season. The Raptors are one of three unbeaten Eastern Conference squads (five in total) as of this writing. Conversely, the Timberwolves are embroiled in the Jimmy Butler drama which only fell out of the spotlight when Spit Gate took over.
Last season, the squads split their two game series like they have the past three seasons. The Raptors hold the all-time record having bested the Timberwolves 29 of their 44 matches.
In their most recent game the Timberwolves bested the Indiana Pacers 101-91. The drama in Minnesota regarding disgruntled wing man Jimmy Butler isn’t evaporating. Although the Wolves are batting .500 they are definitely better with defensively with Butler on the court. In the Pacers match he scored 20 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and a block.
Karl-Anthony Towns seems to be affected the most by the presence of Butler; a point Mavericks fans were all too keen to remind him of at the line in the Wolves loss in Dallas Saturday. His showing versus the Pacers was a more balanced effort as he recorded a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds along with 2 blocks. His defense is still as porous as ever however, and when he sits the team has a positive net rating of +11.7.
Canadian Andrew Wiggins always raises his game level when playing the Raptors, but may have to miss this outing with a contused thigh. Of the big three (Butler, Towns, Wiggins), the Wolves are performing best with Wiggins on the floor (+5.2 net) and are affected the least negatively when he sits.
Justin Patton remains out following foot surgery.
Most pundits earmarked Boston to win the Conference with Philadelphia and Toronto fighting for second. Granted it’s early, but Toronto sit first and look like the most balanced of the triad. Ironically, the Celtics and 76ers returned with the benefit of roster consistency, however Toronto looks the most cohesive.
Beating the Celtics early while Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are still transitioning speaks to just how good this Raptors team can be. Toronto’s easy victory over the Hornets showcased their prowess on both sides of the court.
Through his three games Leonard is averaging 25.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a steal per game. Kyle Lowry looks every bit the All-Star averaging a double-double of 21.5 points and 10 assists (and is shooting 57.7% from deep).
Likewise Danny Green seems reborn in Toronto averaging 11.5 points while shooting 42.9% from deep. More importantly it’s the other goodies he’s delivering like 1.3 steals and blocks along with 4.8 boards and 1.3 assists.
Delon Wright appears set to return to the lineup.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Wolves are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 road games.
- Raptors are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Wolves are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head
Free MinnesotaTimberwolves vs.Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
This game has blowout potential with the Raptors getting an early lead and maintaining it throughout akin to the Hornets victory. To that end, expect the Raptors to capitalize on the Timberwolves porous defense and take the match 115-95.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No line available – take Raptors plus 8
Like Wiggins, Jimmy Butler loves playing Toronto posting some career best performances against the Raptors. That said, the Raptors defense will rule the night. With all due respect to DeMar DeRozan, having to guard Leonard is a much more difficult challenge for Butler.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 115 – Timberwolves 103
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