NBA Matchups  >>  Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview 04/05/2013

 
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The Toronto Raptors and the Minnesota Timberwolves will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Target Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Timberwolves listed as 5-point favorites versus the Raptors, while the game's total is sitting at 197½.
The Raptors were an 88-78 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (166) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 107-98 result against the Bucks on April 3. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Toronto:
Team record: 28-47 SU, 35-39-1 ATS

is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Minnesota

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota:
Team record: 28-46 SU, 36-37-1 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a win are 1-9


NEXT UP:
Toronto at Milwaukee, Saturday, April 6
Minnesota home to Detroit, Saturday, April 6