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Philadelphia favored by 9.5 against Minnesota on Friday

Minnesota TimberwolvesPhiladelphia 76ers
March 4, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

15-47TEAM RECORD30-30

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the 76ers try to run the Timberwolves off the court at Wells Fargo Center in pro hoops action.

The 76ers are 30-30 so far on the season, and 37-22-1 ATS vs. the number. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are 15-47 and 27-35 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 29-31 and the Timberwolves go 28-33-1 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Philadelphia opened as 9.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 205 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the 76ers, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-95 victory for the 76ers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 17-ranked offense (98.5 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 30 at 107.4 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 46.3% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.6 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 116-105 result against the Pistons on March 2. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Timberwolves got a 20-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 20 rebounds as Minnesota ran past Detroit 116-105 on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Philadelphia was a 101-93 loser in its last match at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 194 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered a 101-93 loss against Dallas on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Jodie Meeks in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Philadelphia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Washington, Saturday, March 5
Philadelphia home to Golden State, Sunday, March 6