NBA odds preview - Timberwolves vs. Raptors
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Toronto and Minnesota on Sunday, with the host Raptors trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 1-0 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Raptors are at 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Raptors are 1-1, while the Timberwolves are 0-1.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Timberwolves listed as 3.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 192.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-87 victory for the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 2 in the league with 53 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 30 with 2 per contest.
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Minnesota was a 92-80 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 172 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got 21 points from J.J. Barea en route to a 92-80 victory over Sacramento on Friday at Target Center.
In their last action, Toronto was a 107-100 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Raptors wasted a 28-point performance from Kyle Lowry as Brooklyn ran past them 107-100 on Saturday at Barclays Center.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Brooklyn are 2-8
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Timberwolves at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Toronto is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games at home
Minnesota at Brooklyn, Monday, November 5
Toronto at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, November 6