New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 28 (12/28): NBA

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 28 (12/28): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Timberwolves money line +210
Timberwolves spread +6.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line -250
Pelicans spread -6.5 (-110)
Over / under 232

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Minnesota Timberwolves New Orleans Pelicans
Record 17-16 20-12
Road / home record 8-9 13-4
Streak W2 W2
Points per game 114.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 115.33 112.67
Rebounds per game 42.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 46.67 42.33
Over / under record 14-19 19-13
 

Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the New Orleans Pelicans will meet again at the Smoothie King Center on Monday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season and the Timberwolves won the game 129-122 at home.  

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves get here with a 10-10 record and are 5-4 on the road so far this season ranking 4th in the Northwest. In their last game, they lost 137-114 against the Warriors at home. Anthony Edwards scored 26 points for the Wolves. They were outrebounded 47-31 and allowed their highest opponent score of the season. Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and Jaylen Nowell had 16 points off the bench for the Wolves.

Anthony Edwards is shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Timberwolves, while averaging 22.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games the Twolves are 5-5, averaging 113.5 points, 42.1 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.6 points per game.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with an 20-12 record and are 13-4 at home this season ranking 1st in the Southwest Division. New Orleans is seventh in the Western Conference with 11.5 offensive rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 2.7.

CJ McCollum averages 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans, scoring 19.4 points while shooting 36.3% from beyond the arc. Zion Williamson is shooting 64.3% and averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 6-4, averaging 119.8 points, 44.6 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.6 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games.

Minnesota are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games against New Orleans.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road.

Minnesota are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.

New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans' last 5 games.

New Orleans are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans' last 6 games against Minnesota.

 

Prediction

The Pelicans have lost 4 of their last 6 games but the losses were against good teams like the Bucks, Suns and Jazz. They have one of the best records at home with a 13-4 record. The Timberwolves have been playing better lately and just beat the Celtics and the Heat. Haliburton is on fire and just scored 43 points in the last game. In the last 10 head to head games the average score is 112-112 so expect the Timberwolves to keep it close enough to cover the spread.

PICK: Timberwolves +6.5 (-110)

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