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Pelicans vs. Timberwolves - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves (16-56) at New Orleans Pelicans (38-34)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, FSN

The Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans play Sunday at the Smoothie King Center.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 98 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 105.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Gorgui Dieng is averaging 9.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. Justin Hamilton is dishing 1.7 assists and Zach LaVine is shooting 41.3 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 46.8 percent from the field in their last five games despite nearly their entire roster sitting out. The Timberwolves are just one of many teams that can’t wait for the season to end so they can regroup and get healthy.

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.8 points and 6.5 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing 3.9 assists and Norris Cole is shooting 42.4 percent from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 43.3 percent from deep in their last five games and pretty much have to win out if they’re going to give themselves a shot to make the playoffs. The good news for the Pelicans is that seven of their last 10 victories have come on their home court.

The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans. 

The Pelicans are back in the playoff race and know its games like this that can get put even more pressure on the Thunder. I like New Orleans in a blowout over the banged up and depressing Timberwolves. 

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New Orleans Pelicans -12

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