Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Pelicans and Timberwolves. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on BSN, and it’s hosted by the Timberwolves at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Timberwolves as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 219 points.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +7.5
This game will be played at Target Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, November 8th.
WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-109 in favor of the Timberwolves.
- Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 11 threes.
Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog New Orleans?
Today, the Pelicans are entering the action with an overall record of 4-3 and have achieved a 1-2 record over their last three games. Away from home, the Pelicans have a 2-1 record this season, while maintaining a 2-2 record in their home games.
New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 4-3 so far this season. This season, New Orleans has a 2-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-1 as underdogs.
New Orleans is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 116 points versus the Nuggets. This output is higher than their season-average of 109.3 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Zion Williamson, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 21.8, while CJ McCollum also carries a PPG average of 21.7 into the game.
At present, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 18thth, allowing 114.3 points per game. So far this season, the Pelicans defense has been performing well, ranking 18thth in the NBA at 114.3 points allowed per contest.
Will the Timberwolves Find a Way to Win at Home?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Timberwolves is focused on adding to their three game winning streak, with an overall record of 4-2. At the moment, the team holds 4th place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Northwest division.
The Timberwolves are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 4-2. On the road, the Timberwolves have yet to cover the spread and are 4-0 at home vs. the spread.
The Timberwolves’ offense wrapped up their last game with 114 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 110 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Anthony Edwards who comes into today’s matchup averaging 28.2. Karl-Anthony Towns also heads into the game with a PPG average of 16.7.
So far, the Timberwolves’ defense is ranked 1stth in the league at 101.2 points per contest. So far this season, the Timberwolves defense has been performing well, ranking 1stth in the NBA at 101.2 points allowed per contest.