the Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25) plays the 2nd and final game of a gulf coast road trip against the Pelicans from New Orleans (26-22) Wednesday. The Smoothie King Center tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Timberwolves vs Pelicans Oddsand meet our expert NBA tips and predictions.
The Timberwolves started their 2-game mini-journey with a 119-114 loss in Houston on Monday in the back end of a home-and-home set with the Rockets. This loss resulted in a 3-0 run against the spread (ATS) for Minnesota.
The Pelicans are on a 5-game slide, including a 99-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets in NOLA on Tuesday. While New Orleans has been on the relegation course, they’ve covered the last 2 games and the Pels are trying to get a 3-0 ATS run with their best single-cover win of the season.
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Timberwolves at Pelican odds
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- Money Line (ML) : Timberwolves +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Pelicans -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
- Against Spread (ATS) : Timber Wolves +2.5 (-115) | Pelicans -2.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U) : 231.5 (O: -105 | B: -115)
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Timberwolves at Pelican’s key injuries
- C Rudy Gobert (Bar) questionable
- G Jordan McLaughlin (Calf) out
- f bull prince (ankle) off
- C Karl-Anthony-Cities (Calf) out
For the latest updates: Official NBA Injury Report.
Timberwolves at Pelicans picks and predictions
Pelicans 119, Timberwolves 114
the Pelicans (-130) are worth a look if you don’t want to mess with the points. The Timberwolves have some injury concerns, especially with Gobert unable to walk. The “Stifle Tower” is averaging 13.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in his 40 games this season. If Gobert falls out, it will give the pelicans a chance to do their thing.
against the spread
Pelicans -2.5 (-105) is worth a game even though they don’t take a break. While NOLA is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games without a break, it is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games against teams with a straight losing record and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 home games against teams with a lost milestone.
OVER 231.5 (-105) is worth a look based on series trends including an impressive 15-3 in their last 18 matches.
The Over have also conceded in 6 of their last 8 away games for the T’Wolves and are 5-2 in their last 7 against winning sides.
The over has been 7-3 in their last 10 home games for the Pelicans, while they have gone 5-2 without a break in their last 7 and 4-1 in their last 5 against losing teams.
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