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New Orleans PelicansMinnesota Timberwolves
19-25January 29, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center22-22



Minnesota will look to improve on its 22-22 record on Wednesday when they host New Orleans in NBA odds action at Target Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Timberwolves are 22-22 so far on the season, and 24-20 ATS vs. the number. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are 19-25 and 20-22-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 21-21-2 and the Pelicans go 22-22 on the totals.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 5 and the Pelicans at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-94 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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The Pelicans were a 100-89 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Anthony Davis went off for 30 points and added 7 rebounds leading New Orleans to a 100-89 win over Cleveland on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Timberwolves were a 95-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 31 points from Kevin Love en route to a 95-86 victory over Chicago on Monday at United Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 2-ranked offense (106.52 PPG) against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.34 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.69% from the field per game, less than the Pelicans have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Next up:
New Orleans home to Chicago, Saturday, February 1st
Minnesota home to Memphis, Friday, January 31st

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