Raptors at Timberwolves - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (44-30) at Minnesota Timberwolves (16-58)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN2, FSN
The Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves play Wednesday night at the Target Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 101.2 points on 46 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 19.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while Louis Williams is averaging 15.1 points and two assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Terrence Ross is shooting 41.2 percent from the field. The Toronto Raptors continue their inconsistent play despite shooting a solid 47.7 percent from the field in their last five games. The Raptors look for their first three-game winning streak since the beginning of February. The Raptors have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look to snap a four-game winning streak. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 106 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Gorgui Dieng is averaging 9.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Chase Budinger is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 48.4 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing 100-plus points. The Timberwolves nearly entire roster is banged up, and they just can’t wait for this season to come to an end.
The Raptors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota and 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are unbackable given their circumstances, as nearly their entire roster isn't playing. Look for an ugly game that Toronto wins by double digits.