Raptors vs. Timberwolves - 2/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-39) at Toronto Raptors (37-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, TSN2
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.7 points and 1.9 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.3 points and 10.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 11 road games. Nikola Pekovic is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight straight home games.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Raptors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Toronto and 6-20 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
I keep saying that the Raptors are the best team in the East at the moment, and they continue to show and prove. This young Timberwolves team on the road can't hang with this Toronto team. I like the Raptors by double digits.