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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview 03/17/2013

The New Orleans Hornets and the Minnesota Timberwolves will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Target Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Hornets listed as 2-point favorites versus the Timberwolves, while the game's total is sitting at 186½.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 96-87 loser on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Minnesota was a 108-100 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 208 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
New Orleans:
Team record: 22-44 SU, 33-33 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 13 games

When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota:
Team record: 22-41 SU, 28-34-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of last 14 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans

When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7


NEXT UP:
New Orleans home to Golden State, Monday, March 18
Minnesota at Memphis, Monday, March 18