Timberwolves vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks 11/8

Timberwolves vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks 11/8

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - Game Preview

Minneapolis, MN; Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. CST

Line: MIN -5.5

Over/Under: 221.5

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting showdown as the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. In this comprehensive game preview, we'll delve into both teams' recent performances, key player statistics, and provide a prediction for this highly anticipated matchup.

 

Team Analysis

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans come into this game with a 4-3 record, placing them fifth in the Western Conference. They are eager to continue their winning ways on the road.

Zion Williamson's Scoring

Zion Williamson has been a scoring force for the Pelicans, averaging 21.8 points per game with impressive shooting percentages. His ability to dominate in the paint and on the boards is crucial for the Pelicans' success.

Injury Woes

The Pelicans will miss the services of CJ McCollum, who is currently out with an injury. His absence puts more pressure on other players to step up in this matchup against the Timberwolves.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves hold a 4-2 record and are currently undefeated at home this season. Their strong start places them fourth in the competitive Western Conference.

Anthony Edwards' Scoring

Anthony Edwards has been lighting up the scoreboard for the Timberwolves, averaging 28.2 points per game with remarkable efficiency. His scoring ability and athleticism make him a formidable force on the court.

Home Dominance

The Timberwolves have been unbeatable at home, and their 4-0 record on their home court showcases their strength. They look to extend their home winning streak against the Pelicans.

 

Prediction

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been outstanding at home this season, and that dominance is likely to continue. With the Pelicans missing CJ McCollum due to injury, they face an uphill battle.

Expect the Timberwolves to not only win but also cover the -5.5 points spread. Their home-court advantage and the scoring prowess of Anthony Edwards will be too much for the Pelicans to handle. The Timberwolves are on a three-game winning streak and should secure a convincing victory.

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Pick: Timberwolves -5.5 -110

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