Timberwolves vs. Pelicans - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (18-32) at Minnesota Timberwolves (16-36)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -1 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSN
The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday night at the Target Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17 points and six rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.3 assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for three straight wins for the second time this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.7 points and 10.1 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.2 assists and Shabazz Muhammad is grabbing three rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won three of their last four home games. Nikola Pekovic is questionable with a foot injury.
The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 9-24-1 ATS in their last 34 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Not sure what's up with this line, but the Pelicans are playing far better ball at the moment and would like to enter the All Star break with some mometuem. In a toss up game, New Orleans should beat Minnesota without an issue.