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NBA Matchup - Wizards Timberwolves Odds Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesWashington Wizards
Jan 8, 1:00 PM | Verizon Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards Odds


Verizon Center will feature Wizards vs. Timberwolves action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Wizards sport records of 0-7 and 2-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Timberwolves sit at 2-5 and 5-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-6 for the Wizards and 1-5-1 for the Timberwolves.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Wizards sat as 2-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Wizards and the No. 1-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-83 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 1 in the league with 46.9 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 3.9 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 7 with 7.6 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 98 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in home scoring.

The Timberwolves were a 98-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves got a 29-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 14 rebounds, but Cleveland still ran past Minnesota 98-87 on Friday at Target Center.

In their last action, Washington was a 99-96 loser at home against the Knicks. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington suffered a 99-96 loss against New York on Friday, getting 24 points from Nick Young in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Timberwolves at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Toronto, Monday, January 9
Washington home to Toronto, Tuesday, January 10