New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/29/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-9) at New Orleans Pelicans (11-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -5 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.9 points and 11.5 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.9 points and 1.8 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.5 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last 10 road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26 points and 11.3 rebounds while DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.5 points and 12.6 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last eight home games.
The Timberwolves are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New Orleans, 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the home team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves just lost at home to the Washington Wizards without John Wall. Right when you think Minnesota is ready to turn the corner and playing good basketball, they crap the bed and makes it tougher and tougher to back them. The New Orleans Pelicans have quietly played some consistent ball where the offense has been deadly and the defense gets just enough stops to close the deal. I'm not touching the Timberwolves, so give me the Pelicans and the reasonable chalk.