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Hornets vs Timberwolves Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 13, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

3-7TEAM RECORD3-7

The Hornets will try to cover the spread at New Orleans Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Timberwolves in basketball action.

This season the Hornets are 3-7 overall and 4-6 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 3-7 and 6-4 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 3-7 on the OU, and Minnesota is 2-7-1.

View Minnesota vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hornets in this one, they're listed as 1-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 181 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Hornets and the No. 3-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 93-88 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 4-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 29 in the league with 3.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 7.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 89 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota was a 111-100 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 211 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota suffered a 111-100 loss against Chicago on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Luke Ridnour in a losing effort at Target Center.

New Orleans was a 95-85 loser in its last match at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets endured a 95-85 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Chris Kaman at New Orleans Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Timberwolves at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Atlanta, Saturday, January 14
New Orleans at Memphis, Saturday, January 14

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