76ers open as NBA underdog vs Timberwolves

Minnesota TimberwolvesPhiladelphia 76ers
16-17January 06, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center12-21

The Philadelphia 76ers host Minnesota on Monday, looking to build on their 12-21 mark against the 16-17 Timberwolves in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Timberwolves will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 18-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 76ers are 15-18 ATS. Minnesota is 17-16 against the total, while Philadelphia is 20-13 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the 76ers as 7-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 218 earlier at

The 76ers sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 102-91.


The Timberwolves were a 115-111 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota got 31 points from Nikola Pekovic en route to a 115-111 loss at the hands of Minnesota on Saturday at Target Center.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 101-99 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland was victimized by Thaddeus Young for 30 points as the 76ers defeated the Trail Blazers 101-99 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 6-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 18 in the league with 7.36 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.85 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Phoenix, Wednesday, January 8th
Philadelphia at Cleveland, Tuesday, January 7th