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Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Timberwolves at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5
TV Channel
FSN, FSIN
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.3 points and 12.2 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.4 points and 4.6 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Indiana Pacers could use a win after splitting their last six games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17 points and 1.8 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six home games.

The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and the road team is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 39-18 in Pacers last 57 home games. The over is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have shown flashes of improved basketball as of late, but they're still a team that's hard to trust and lacks effort defensively. The Timberwolves are losing o the road this season by an average of 4.7 points. The Indiana Pacers win their home games by an average of 9.3 points and have been really solid in covering numbers during this recent winning stretch. Even on the end of a back to back, the Indiana Pacers should be able to win this game comfortably against an up and down Timberwolves squad that doesn't get stops. 

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -3.5

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