Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans- 12/17/19 NBA, Odds, Pick, & Prediction

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Target Center)

Minnesota Timberwolves -8.5 . Total 231.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road for a battle with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Pelicans are (6-21), coming off a 130-119 loss to the Orlando Magic.  The Timberwolves are (10-15), after falling to the Los Angeles Clippers, 124-117.

In the Pelicans loss to the Magic, New Orleans was guided during the game by Jrue Holiday.  Holiday made 12 of 20 attempts from the floor, finishing with 29 points and 8 assists, just 2 assists shy of a double-double. The Pelicans shot a sizzling 53% from the floor and 44% from deep.  New Orleans was able to knock down 19 3-point shots.  The difference in the game came from the foul line.  The Magic dominated the Pelicans from the foul line, 21 to 6.  The Pelicans led by 6 points after the first quarter.

In the Timberwolves loss to he Clippers, Minnesota was led offensively by Karl-Anthony Towns.  Towns connected on 12 of 22 attempts from the floor, making 10 foul shots, securing 39 points.  Towns also pulled down 12 rebounds, which gave Towns a double-double for the game.  Minnesota shot 45% from the floor and 24% from distance.  The Timberwolves dominated the points in the paint, out scoring the Clippers 54 to 38.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Pelicans are 9-16-1 ATS this season.

Pelicans are 1-8-1 ATS in the last 10 games.

The over is 13-13 in Pelicans games this season.

Timberwolves are 9-15-1 ATS this year.

Timberwolves are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games.

The over is 16-9 in Timberwolves games this season.

Both teams have struggled this season ATS, especially in their last 10 games.  Towns is uncertain for this matchup, so that will be a topic to keep an eye on as this matchup draws closer.  The Timberwolves have been awful at home, going just 3-9 SU, while going 2-9-1 ATS.  JJ Redick is out for Tuesday nights matchup with the Nets, while Towns is uncertain.  The Pelicans have a better ATS record on the road then the Timberwolves do at home, I'll side with the Pelicans.  Final score prediction, New Orleans will outright win, 117-114.    

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Chris’s Pick NO +8.5

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