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New Orleans Pelicans Face the Minnesota Timberwolves: NBA Odds and Pick

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for the New Orleans Pelicans when they hit take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday in pro NBA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Minnesota Timberwolves opened as -1.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 216 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 106-105 win for the Timberwolves on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 20-16-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-21-2 ATS. New Orleans is 22-15 vs the betting total points scored; Minnesota is 20-19-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs New Orleans injuries news.

The Minnesota Timberwolves sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the New Orleans Pelicans are at No. 22 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 107.78 PPG, against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 28 at 110.86 PPG. The Minnesota Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 47.33% so far, less than the New Orleans Pelicans shooters have achieved on the year, 49.09% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pelicans got a 29-point performance from Anthony Davis, who added 15 rebounds as New Orleans ran past Utah 108-98 on Wednesday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points and added 23 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 91-84 against Boston in NBA action at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans's last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Detroit, Monday, January 8th
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Monday, January 8th

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