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Timberwolves vs Hornets Betting Matchup Report

New Orleans HornetsMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 25, 8:00 PM | Target Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

34-25TEAM RECORD13-45

The Timberwolves will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Hornets at Target Center in NBA wagering action.

The Timberwolves bring a 13-45 record (25-33 ATS) to the battle against the 34-25 Hornets, who are 28-29-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 26-31-1 so far and the Hornets go 21-37-1.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hornets before tip-off in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves sit at No. 21 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hornets will win this game 101-93.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 15 in the league with 41.2 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 22 with 5.4 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 98-87 winner at home against the Clippers. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New Orleans got 22 points from David West en route to a 98-87 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Minnesota was a 104-95 loser in its last match at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Timberwolves endured a 104-95 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Wayne Ellington at Target Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 1-9
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

A few Hornets at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
New Orleans is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New Orleans's last 14 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Houston, Sunday, February 27
Minnesota home to Golden State, Sunday, February 27