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NBA Game Preview - Hornets underdogs vs Timberwolves at New Orleans

Minnesota TimberwolvesNew Orleans Hornets
April 7, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

25-31TEAM RECORD14-41

The NBA betting slate features a clash between New Orleans and Minnesota on Saturday, with the host Hornets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Hornets currently sports a record of 14-41, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 27-28 ATS. The Timberwolves are 25-31 and 28-27-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hornets post a 25-28-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 28-27-1 against the number.

View Minnesota vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Hornets as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 190, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 23 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 11 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 95-90.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 3 in the league with 44.3 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 3.9 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 8 with 7.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 102.3 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 97-94 loser as they battled the Warriors at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves got a 29-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 12 rebounds, but Golden State still ran past Minnesota 97-94 on Wednesday at Target Center.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 128-103 loser as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog, while 231 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans was run off the court by the Spurs on Friday as San Antonio blasted them 128-103 at AT&T Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 1-9
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Minnesota's last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
New Orleans is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Phoenix, Monday, April 9
New Orleans home to LA Lakers, Monday, April 9

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