At 8:00 ET, the Minnesota Timberwolves (-1574) will host the Toronto Raptors (+888) in a non-conference matchup. The Timberwolves are currently favored by 15.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 214.5.

This game will be played at the Target Center in Minneapolis, and it will be broadcast on BSN. The Raptors come into this game on a 14-game losing streak, and they currently sit 12th in the Eastern Conference. The Timberwolves are 2nd in the Western Conference and 15.5 games ahead of the Raptors in the standings.

TORONTO RAPTORS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Raptors +15.5

This game will be played at Target Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.

WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-112 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have RJ Barrett finishing with RJ Barrett points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.8% and knocking down 8 threes.

Will Toronto Be The Talk of Target Center?

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Lakers by a score of 128-111. The O/U line for that game was 235.5 points. Toronto was a 13.5-point underdog in the game.

This season, the Raptors have an O/U record of 38-36-1, and the over has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 214.5 points, and the average O/U line in their games is 229.

Toronto has lost 14 straight games and is currently 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-52. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 5th place.

As the underdog, the Raptors have gone 11-42 this season and are 23-30 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are getting 15.5 points and are 9-13 ATS as the underdog.

On the road, the Raptors are 19-17 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -5.4 points per game. This year, their road record is 10-26.

On offense, the Raptors are scoring 112.7 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per game (10th).

So far this season, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 42.7% of their games. They are 16th in field goal percentage (47%) and 13th in pace (99.2).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 27th in three-point percentage (35%). They are also 26th in three-point makes (11.6 per game).

Coming into the game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.5 points per game (24th). The Toronto defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Toronto.

Will Minnesota Come Through as Home Favorites?

In Minnesota’s 113-106 win over the Rockets, the combined scoring total was 219 points. The O/U line for the game was also 214.5. Coming into the game, the Timberwolves were favored by 7.5 points.

This season, Minnesota has an O/U record of 37-38, and their games have averaged 219.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 214.5 is lower than their season average of 221.3.

Minnesota’s ATS record for the season is 38-36, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last three home games. As the favorite, they are 27-30 ATS and 43-15 straight-up.

The Timberwolves are currently 2nd in the Western Conference with a record of 52-23. Against the West, they are 36-12 and 12-3 against other teams in the Northwest Division. On the road, they are 25-13 compared to 27-10 at home.

At home, the Timberwolves are currently averaging 111.2 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 112.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Minnesota is 23rd in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Timberwolves are 9th in the NBA at 48%. They are also 8th in true shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, Minnesota is 4th in the league at 38%.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.3% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 16th in the league at 26.5 per game.

So far, the Timberwolves’ defense is ranked 1st in the league at 106.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.6% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.