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New Orleans Pelicans Home to Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans will hit the floor running against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster betting bankrolls in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

New Orleans Pelicans opened as -4-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 217 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 110-105 result in favor of the Pelicans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 26-31-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New Orleans Pelicans are 24-33 ATS. Minnesota is 31-24-3 against the points scored total betting line, while New Orleans is 28-28-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Minnesota injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Minnesota Timberwolves taking on the No. 10-rated New Orleans Pelicans in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up New Orleans's No. 10-ranked offense (102.74 PPG) against a Minnesota Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 24 at 104.62 PPG. The New Orleans Pelicans have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, less than the Minnesota Timberwolves have managed so far this NBA season (45.77% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Timberwolves wasted a 26-point performance from Andrew Wiggins as Toronto ran past them 114-105 on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

The Pelicans got 30 points from Anthony Davis as New Orleans ran past Oklahoma City 123-119 on Thursday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota's last 15 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of New Orleans's last 19 games
  • New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Dallas, Sunday, February 28th
New Orleans at Houston, Wednesday, March 2nd