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Indiana favored by -6.5 against Minnesota on Monday

Minnesota TimberwolvesIndiana Pacers
8-7November 25, 2013, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse12-1



Bankers Life Fieldhouse features an NBA battle between the host Indiana Pacers and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves in betting action on Monday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers currently sport a record of 12-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-4 ATS. The Timberwolves are 8-7 and 9-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 4-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 6-9 against the number.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Timberwolves before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 193.5 at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pacers at No. 13 and the Timberwolves at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-97 result in favor of the Pacers.

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Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 112-101 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 213 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kevin Love scored 27 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 112-101 against Houston in NBA action at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Indiana was a 106-98 winner at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pacers got a 27-point performance from Roy Hibbert, who added 13 rebounds as Indiana ran past Philadelphia 106-98 on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 10-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 19 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 8.13 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Denver, Wednesday, November 27th
Indiana at Charlotte, Wednesday, November 27th

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