Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 19 (1/19): NBA

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 19 (1/19): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Timberwolves money line +175
Timberwolves spread +5 (-110)
Raptors money line -205
Raptors spread -5 (-110)
Over / under 231.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Minnesota Timberwolves Toronto Raptors
Record 22-24 20-25
Home / road record 14-10 6-14
Streak L2 L1
Points per game 115.00 112.00
Points allowed per game 115.33 112.67
Rebounds per game 41.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 44.67 43.33
Over / under record 22-24 24-20-1
 

Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves return home to host the Toronto Raptors at the Target Center on Thursday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and the Raptors won and covered the spread in both games.  

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves get here with a 22-24 record and are 14-10 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Northwest. Minnesota ranks eighth in the Western Conference in team defense, giving up just 115.6 points while holding opponents to 46.6% shooting.

Edwards is averaging 23.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals for the Timberwolves. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.2 points and 5.2 assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games the Twolves are 6-4, averaging 116.5 points, 38.3 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.5 points per game.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors get here with a 20-25 record overall and are 6-14 on the road so far ranking 5th in the Atlantic Division. Toronto is seventh in the Eastern Conference giving up only 112.1 points while holding opponents to 48.8% shooting.

Pascal Siakam is averaging 25.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet is averaging 18.7 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

In their last 10 games, the Raptors are 5-5, averaging 115.7 points, 41.7 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 9.2 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Toronto are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

Toronto are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Minnesota.

Toronto are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against Minnesota.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road.

Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.

Minnesota are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.

Minnesota are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games against Toronto.

 

Prediction

The Raptors have been playing their best basketball lately and have won 4 of the last 6 games and are 8-1 in their last 9 games against the Twolves. The Timberwolves gave quite a fight to the Nuggets in Denver last night but they'll be playing on b2b games on this one and had to travel to Minnesota. The Raptors are full healthy and have an extra day of rest so give me the Raptors.

PICK: Raptors -5 (-110)

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