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Indiana PacersMinnesota Timberwolves
March 9, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

27-36TEAM RECORD15-50

The Timberwolves will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Pacers at Target Center in NBA wagering action.

The Timberwolves currently sports a record of 15-50, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-37 ATS. The Pacers are 27-36 and 28-32-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Timberwolves post a 30-34-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 28-34-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Pacers odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 101-97 win for the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 9-ranked offense (101.5 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 17 at 100.7 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (44% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 103.4 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

In their last action, Indiana was a 110-100 loser at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tyler Hansbrough went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Philadelphia defeated Indiana, 110-100 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Timberwolves were a 108-105 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Kevin Love scored 23 points and added 17 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 108-105 against Dallas in NBA action at Target Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-10
Before playing Utah are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pacers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Indiana's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana at Toronto, Friday, March 11
Minnesota home to Utah, Friday, March 11

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