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Indiana PacersMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 1, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD10-11

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

The Timberwolves currently sports a record of 10-11, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-8 ATS. The Pacers are 14-6 and 11-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Timberwolves post a 8-12-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 9-11 against the number.

View Indiana vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Timberwolves, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-96 victory for the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 12-ranked offense (96.6 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 7 at 90.8 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.4% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.4 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana won its last outing, a 106-99 result against the Nets on January 31. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Paul George scored 24 points leading the Pacers to a 106-99 victory over New Jersey at Conseco Fieldhouse on Tuesday.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 120-108 result against the Rockets on January 30. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston was victimized by Michael Beasley for 34 points as the Timberwolves defeated the Rockets 120-108 in NBA action on Monday.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Houston are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

A few Pacers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Indiana at Dallas, Friday, February 3
Minnesota at New Jersey, Friday, February 3