Timberwolves at Pelicans - 1/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-29) at New Orleans Pelicans (13-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN, FSN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday at the Smoothie King Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are desperate for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six straight road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans could use a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.4 points and 7.1 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing 2.6 assists and Jrue Holiday is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last 10 home games.
The Timberwolves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves continue to stink things up and look like a team ready to get a top-five pick. The Pelicans aren't winning much either, but they're at least competing and still think they have a shot at a playoff spot. I'll take the home team and the reasonable number.