Pelicans at Timberwolves - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (43-36) at Minnesota Timberwolves (16-64)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +10 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday at the Target Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.6 points and 6.5 assists. Jrue Holiday is dishing 7.1 assists and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off a Sunday loss to the Rockets in which they allowed 53.4 percent shooting from the field. The Pelicans must win this game if they have any hope of making the last playoff spot in the West. The Pelicans have lost their last three road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look to snap a 10-game losing streak. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 106.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 19.7 points and 2.3 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.4 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 43.8 percent from the line and 30 percent from deep in their last five games. The Timberwolves haven’t won a game since March 24rd. Six of the Timberwolves last nine wins have come on their home court. Gary Neal and Robbie Hummel are questionable with injuries.
The Pelicans are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Timberwolves are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves entire roster is hurt and the Pelicans need this game to stay in the playoff hunt. This one will get ugly.