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NBA Matchup - Timberwolves Raptors Odds Preview

Toronto RaptorsMinnesota Timberwolves
April 5, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

28-47TEAM RECORD28-46

Toronto pays a visit to Minnesota on Friday, hoping to send the Timberwolves to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Target Center.

Supporters of the Raptors have seen them go 28-47 and 35-39-1 ATS so far this season, while the Timberwolves are at 28-46 and 36-37-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 35-38-1, while the Raptors are 39-36.

View Toronto vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Timberwolves and the No. 23-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-95 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense (95.6 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 18 at 99.2 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 44% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 103 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring on their home court.

The Raptors were an 88-78 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (166) made winners of UNDER bettors. DeMar DeRozan went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound leading Toronto over Washington, 88-78, on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 107-98 result against the Bucks on April 3. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bucks were burned for 27 points by Nikola Pekovic on Wednesday as the Timberwolves picked up a 107-98 win at Bradley Center.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Raptors at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Toronto is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Toronto at Milwaukee, Saturday, April 6
Minnesota home to Detroit, Saturday, April 6