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76ers host Timberwolves in basketball action

Minnesota TimberwolvesPhiladelphia 76ers
Dec 4, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD10-7

The 76ers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday in NBA play.

The 76ers sit at 10-7 (9-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 7-8 (9-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Philadelphia is 9-8 OU, and Minnesota is 7-8 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the 76ers at No. 21 and the Timberwolves at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 93-92 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 93.1 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 5 at 92.6 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

The Timberwolves were a 95-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Luke Ridnour scored 16 points leading the Timberwolves to a 95-85 victory over Milwaukee at Target Center on Friday.

The 76ers were a 93-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jrue Holiday scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 93-88 to Chicago at United Center on Saturday).

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Minnesota is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Wednesday, December 5
Philadelphia home to Boston, Friday, December 7