New Orleans Pelicans (7-6) at Minnesota Timberwolves (5-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for another road win to build on their three-game winning streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 118.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 12.9 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 20.6 points and 11.7 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five of their last six road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need another victory after losing five of their last six games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 111.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 117.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.3 points and 11.6 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.4 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won three straight home games.
The Pelicans are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 road games and the under is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are happy now that Jimmy Butler is gone, and they should have their two new players on the court for this one. The problem is regardless of what is going on over there, the New Orleans Pelicans are the better team and will have the best player on the court. The Timberwolves have had defensive issues, and that's not going to fly against this New Orleans offense. I'll take the road team in this toss-up.