Minnesota Timberwolves (13-38) at Indiana Pacers (22-27)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.5 points and 4.3 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 19.6 points and 2.4 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 112.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 47 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.9 points and six assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The over is 15-7 in Pacers last 22 overall. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana.
The Indiana Pacers should win this game and should be favored, but how many times are we going to see this team underachieve and fall short in games they're supposed to win? Frankly, I'm tired of giving the Pacers the benefit of the doubt and losing money. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the rest advantage here and they're only losing their last five games by an average of three points. I'm done backing the Pacers, at least in the favorite role. Give me the Timberwolves and the free bucket.