Pelicans at Timberwolves - 4/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (30-51) at Minnesota Timberwolves (28-53)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -9 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSN+
The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves end their seasons Wednesday at the Target Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a feel good win after losing four of their last five games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Tim Frazier is averaging 13 points and 5.2 assists while Toney Douglas is averaging 7.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. Luke Babbitt is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Bryce Dejean-Jones is dishing 1.1 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves hope for a confidence boosting win after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing three assists and Shabazz Muhammad is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four of their last five home games.
The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Timberwolves are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Kind of a big spread for two teams that will be enjoying the beach after this game. However, the Timberwolves would like to send their fans off with a victory and have a young talented club that's excited about the future. The Pelicans just want this season to end. I'll take Minny by double digits.