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Minnesota TimberwolvesIndiana Pacers
March 13, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers Odds

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Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Pacers try to run the Timberwolves off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in pro hoops action.

Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 22-39 and 27-33-1 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 39-24 and 35-28 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 28-35, while the Timberwolves are 28-32-1.

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Betting Line:
The Pacers were listed as 14.5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 188.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-91 victory for the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 16 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 5.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.6 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 107-83 result against the Spurs on March 12. The Timberwolves covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Tuesday as Minnesota blasted the Spurs 107-83 at Target Center.

The Pacers were a 105-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. Indiana got 24 points from David West but lost anyway 105-91 against the Heat on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 2-8
After a win are 0-10

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games on the road
Indiana is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
Indiana is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indiana's last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Houston, Friday, March 15
Indiana home to LA Lakers, Friday, March 15