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Streaking Timberwolves are Finally Turning the Corner

The Minnesota Timberwolves have spent the majority of the season in the basement of the Western Conference, but they’ve caught fire of late and are winners of six of their last eight games ahead of Thursday’s tilt against the Indiana Pacers. Sportsbooks opened the young Wolves as 5-point home favorites with a total of 213.5.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games in this matchup.
  • The Timberwolves are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Timberwolves' last six games at home.

Paving the way for the Timberwolves is the dynamic duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Towns has posted back-to-back double-doubles and hit the go-ahead shot in the final minute of wins over the L.A. Clippers and Denver Nuggets in the opening two games of their current three-game winning streak. Wiggins buried an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer in Minny’s 112-111 triumph over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

The Pacers have been a tough team to figure out. Indy recently won seven of eight contests to climb to three games over .500 before dropping back to even in the wake of three consecutive losses. Shooting guard Monta Ellis and point guard Rodney Stuckey are listed as questionable for tonight’s tilt due to injuries.

The Pacers and Timberwolves have a penchant for going OVER totals when they collide. In the last four meetings between the clubs, the OVER is 3-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Minnesota Timberwolves as -5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 213.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 108-102 win for the Timberwolves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Timberwolves bring a 17-28 record (20-25 ATS) to the battle against the 22-22 Indiana Pacers, who are 18-26 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Minnesota Timberwolves go 20-24-1 so far and the Indiana Pacers go 25-19. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Indiana injuries news.

This game pits the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Indiana Pacers, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Minnesota's No. 19-ranked offense (103.51 PPG) against a Indiana Pacers defense that ranks No. 23 at 106.75 PPG. The Minnesota Timberwolves have averaged 46.08% from the field per game, less than the Indiana Pacers have managed so far this NBA season (46.18% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana got 31 points from Paul George en route to a 109-103 loss at the hands of Indiana on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Minnesota got 31 points from Andrew Wiggins en route to a 112-111 victory over Phoenix on Tuesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Indiana's last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Sacramento, Friday, January 27th
Minnesota home to Brooklyn, Saturday, January 28th