Free NBA Pick: Pelicans vs Timberwolves NBA Odds
Looking for New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Pelicans taking on the Timberwolves on Saturday February 3, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Pelicans Timberwolves matchup.
(27-23) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (32-22)
Date: Saturday February 3
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
It is too bad that DeMarcus Cousins went down with injury because it appears that New Orleans’ grand experiment might be finally working and the Pelicans were going to make the playoffs.
They still might but the road got a lot tougher.
Minnesota seems to finally be developing some consistency. They have a nice lineup but there are lapses at times and they don’t have great depth.
New Orleans Pelicans
Demarcus Cousins is out for the season. He might have his detractors but he is one of the most productive players in the league truly big shoes to fill.
Not having Cousins will hurt every night but so will the fact that the Pelicans are in OKC the night before. That is a tough back to back in terms of who you have to prepare for.
Cousins or no Anthony Davis is going to get his. He is also right up there in terms of production and now he will command that much more attention.
The same goes for Jrue Holiday who will have to take on more of a scoring role. I like the way they moved him to shooting guard but he is still not an elite scorer.
Without Cousins it is going to be more of a struggles to put up enough points to win each night. He is also not the only gut on the roster dealing with injury.
Minnesota is progressing. For a while there it looked like they were struggling with continuity and now it looks like they might host a first round playoff series. The potential is there for this team to be the third best in the Western Conference.
Karl-Anthony Towns has a similar game to Davis and they are both Kentucky products (so is Cousins). Assuming they cancel each other out that is an advantage for Minnesota which also has Jimmy Butler and Anthony Wiggins.
Both of whom are capable of taking over a game scoring wise.
Minnesota leans on their starters pretty hard but they did not have to overplay them in breaking their losing streak at home against Milwaukee and they have been resting and waiting for the Pelicans.
That should be a difference maker in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 11-3-1 in Pelicans last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Under is 7-2 in Pelicans last 9 road games.
- Timberwolves are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 overall.
Free New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
This is the fourth meeting between these teams and Minnesota has won them all. Expect that trend to continue.
In some of those game the Pelicans got hammered even with Cousins available. Without him and against a team that can guard Davis it is not a good matchup.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves -8.5
A healthy Pelicans team would have made this that much more compelling.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Timberwolves 107 – New Orleans 99
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2017/18 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of championship futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA lines up as well.