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Philadelphia 76ersMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 19, 7:00 PM | Target Center

Philadelphia 76ers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD15-16

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Philadelphia when they hit take on the Timberwolves on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the 76ers have seen them go 20-11 and 19-12 ATS so far this season, while the Timberwolves are at 15-16 and 17-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 14-16-1, while the 76ers are 13-18.

View Philadelphia vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting 76ers before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs, while the total sits at 190.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 10 and the 76ers at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-95 result in favor of the 76ers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 96.7 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 1 at 87.2 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 92.9 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

In their last action, Philadelphia was an 82-75 loser at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (157) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Nikola Vucevic scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 82-75 to Dallas at Wells Fargo Center on Friday).

Minnesota won its last outing, a 111-98 result against the Rockets on February 17. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. Minnesota got 33 points from Kevin Love en route to a 111-98 victory over Houston on Friday at Toyota Center.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Houston are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few 76ers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Memphis, Tuesday, February 21
Minnesota at Denver, Monday, February 20

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