At 7:00 ET, the Minnesota Timberwolves (43-19) will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers (35-28) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Timberwolves are currently favored by 1.5 points and are 1st in the Western Conference, while the Pacers are 8th in the Eastern Conference.

This non-conference matchup can be seen on BSIN and the over/under line is currently sitting at 228.5 points.


The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-116 in favor of the Timberwolves.
  • Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 11 threes.

Will Minnesota Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Minnesota is currently 6.5-point underdogs against the Pacers and has a record of 6-5 straight-up as the underdog this season. Their ATS record as the underdog is 7-4 and they have covered the spread in their last three games as the underdog.

The Timberwolves have an O/U record of 31-31 for the season and have seen an average of 219.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 228.5, and 52 of their games have had lower over/under lines than that.

Minnesota’s last game finished with a combined score of 233 points, easily surpassing the O/U line of 210.5. They also covered the spread in that game, going in as 16-point favorites.

On the season, Minnesota has an average scoring differential of +5.1 points per game on the road. They are 20-11 straight-up on the road and 16-14 ATS. The Timberwolves have won four straight games on the road.

The Timberwolves are currently in 1st place in the Western Conference with a record of 43-19. In non-conference games, they are 13-9 and 30-10 against other Western Conference teams.

Minnesota is one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 38% of their attempts. However, they are just 16th in three-point makes per game at 12.5.

When it comes to pace, the Timberwolves are 23rd in the league at 97.3 possessions per game.

On average, Minnesota is scoring 113.3 points per game this season, which is 19th in the NBA. When playing on the road, they are averaging 115 points per game.

So far, the Timberwolves’ defense is ranked 1st in the league at 106.5 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.3% and allowing 35.1% from beyond the arc.

Can the Pacers Pull Off a Home Win?

Indiana comes into today’s game as 1.5-point favorites and have a record of 18-12 as the favorite this season. As the favorite, they have gone 14-16 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +6.3 points per game.

In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are currently in 8th place with a record of 35-28. Within the Central Division, they are in 3rd place. Today’s game is their 64th of the season.

Indiana’s most recent game was a 137-120 win over the Mavericks. They covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs. The O/U line for that game was 247.5 points.

This season, Indiana has a record of 34-29 in games vs. the O/U line. On average, their games have seen a combined total of 245.4 points, which is higher than today’s line of 228.5.

In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers have a record of 25-15 compared to 10-13 in non-conference games. Against the spread, they are 33-28 overall and 17-14 at home.

At home, the Pacers have been the highest-scoring team in the league, averaging 126.3 points per game. Overall, they lead the NBA with an average of 123.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Indiana is first in the league at 50%. They have also been the best team in the NBA in terms of two-point shooting, converting 58% of their attempts.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.8% of their games. In terms of pace, Indiana is second in the league at 101.6 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, the Pacers lead the league with an average of 30.9 per game.

From beyond the arc, Indiana is 8th in the NBA in three-point shooting at 37%. In terms of free throws, the Pacers are 24th in the NBA in attempts but have made an average of 16.3 per game.

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 122.0 points per contest. The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.