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Timberwolves visit Wizards in NBA clash

Minnesota TimberwolvesWashington Wizards
7-4November 19, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center2-7

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Timberwolves travelling to Washington Tuesday to face the Wizards on Tuesday.

This season the Wizards are 2-7 overall and 4-5 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 7-4 and 8-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Washington is 6-3 on the OU, and Minnesota is 6-5.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 206 at BetOnline and other shops.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 23 and the Timberwolves sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 103-91 result in favor of the Timberwolves today.

The Timberwolves were a 106-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Love scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Minnesota over Boston, 106-88, on Saturday at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14-ranked offense (100 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 19 at 100.18 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 42.82% from the field per game, less than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (44.06% on average).

A few Timberwolves at Wizards trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Washington is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Washington is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 16 games
Washington is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 20th
Washington at Cleveland, Wednesday, November 20th