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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves (4-9) at New Orleans Pelicans (5-10)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday night in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center on ESPN.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a bounce back victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 104.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 24.8 points and 2.2 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.2 points and 9.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six road games.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 31.7 points and 11.3 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 21.5 points and eight assists. E'Twaun Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Frazier is dishing 7.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won three straight home games.

The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New Orleans and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The New Orleans Pelicans have been on fire since getting Holiday back in the lineup and they're starting to look more and more like the playoff team from a few years ago. The Timberwolves continue to struggle and aren't fufilling expectations at all. You have to like the way the Pelicans are playing right now and the fact they're at home makes them the play here in this toss up contest. 

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New Orleans Pelicans -1

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