Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Minnesota looks to cover the Timberwolves-Pacers pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 3-1 mark when they host Indiana in NBA action.
The Timberwolves sport records of 3-1 and 3-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 2-3 and 3-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Timberwolves and 1-4 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 19 and the Pacers at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-88 result in favor of the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 93.8 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 9 at 93.2 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 40.3% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 92 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.
Indiana lost its last outing, an 89-86 result against the Hawks on November 7. The Pacers covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Indiana suffered an 89-86 loss against Atlanta on Wednesday, getting 20 points from George Hill in a losing effort at Philips Arena.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 90-75 result against the Magic on November 7. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota earned a 90-75 victory over Orlando on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Luke Ridnour at Target Center.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Pacers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana home to Washington, Saturday, November 10
Minnesota at Chicago, Saturday, November 10