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Wizards host Timberwolves in basketball action

Minnesota TimberwolvesWashington Wizards
March 5, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards Odds

15-48TEAM RECORD15-45

Minnesota pays a visit to Washington on Saturday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.

The Wizards sit at 15-45 (22-38 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 15-48 (27-36 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 26-32-2 OU, and Minnesota is 29-33-1 OU.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Timberwolves are listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 211.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 19-rated Timberwolves taking on the No. 28-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-95 win for the Timberwolves on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 21-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 24 in the league with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.6 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 111-100 result against the 76ers on March 4. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Timberwolves got a 21-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 23 rebounds, but Philadelphia still ran past Minnesota 111-100 on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, Washington was a 106-102 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Nick Young was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 2 rebounds but Golden State still won, 106-102, over Washington on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Timberwolves at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Minnesota is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Washington
Minnesota is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 23 games at home
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Dallas, Monday, March 7
Washington at Detroit, Sunday, March 6