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Philadelphia 76ers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the 76ers of Philadelphia hit the hard court against the Timberwolves of Minnesota.
The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 24-27 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Timberwolves are 22-27-1 ATS. Philadelphia is 26-25 against the total, while Minnesota is 25-24-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The 76ers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 188 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - 76ers odds would favor the Timberwolves if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the 76ers sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-92 win for the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 8-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 28 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 6.1 per outing.
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
The 76ers were a 94-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 94-92 loss against Milwaukee on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Evan Turner in a losing effort at Bradley Center.
The Timberwolves were a 97-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 24 points and 16 rebounds from Derrick Williams in a losing cause in a 97-93 loss to Utah on Wednesday at Target Center.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Oklahoma City are 1-9
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few 76ers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Minnesota is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia home to Miami, Saturday, February 23
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, Friday, February 22