Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/30/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/30/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves (32-21) at Toronto Raptors (33-15)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)

The Line: Toronto Raptors -6.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Minnesota Timberwolves need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.7 points and five assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.1 points and 12.2 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 6.9 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost three straight road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.4 points and 6.6 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 12 of their last 15 home games.

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The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Toronto, 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have won three of the last five meetings against the Toronto Raptors, including a six point win just last week. The Raptors have been deadly at home this season where they're outscoring teams by 10.9 points, but they've played a lot of games recently close to the vest and have been struggling to string wins together overall the last couple of weeks. The Timberwolves are quickly proving to be one of the better teams in the league and are starting to become a squad I'm looking to back whenever an underdog. Give me the points here based on the value.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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