Timberwolves vs. Pelicans - 1/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (21-21) at Minnesota Timberwolves (7-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +6 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSN
The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves play Friday night at the Target Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for some consistency as they’ve split their last 10 games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 100.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 100 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.3 points and 10.4 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 17.1 points and 5.3 assists. Ryan Anderson is shooting 41 percent from the field and Omer Asik is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are the most frustrating team in the league due to their inability to get over the hump and string some wins together. The Pelicans just can’t get on the same page despite allowing less than 100 points in 10 of their last 11 games. The Pelicans are just 8-16 SU on the road.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four of their last six games and continue to tank their way to a top pick. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 107.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 13.7 points and 2.7 assists. Mo Williams is dishing 6.4 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to stink it up on defense, as they’re allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep in their last five games and have given up 100-plus points in 18 of their last 20 games. Only three of the Timberwolves seven victories have come on their home court. Kevin Martin is questionable for this game with a wrist injury.
The Pelicans are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and the home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
If the New Orleans Pelicans can't win this game in easy fashion, there's almost little hope for the team this season. I've been waiting all year for the Pelicans to breakthrough and it may start with this game. Give me NO and the chalk.