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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1/17/2020 NBA Odds and Previews

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1-17-2020 NBA Odds and Previews

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1/17/2020 – The Indiana Pacers are sitting in a comfortable spot to make the playoffs even without their best players. They hope to solidify their position and will host the Minnesota Timberwolves next at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. This game will be available via streaming over NBA League Pass on Friday, January 17 at 7 pm Eastern Time. SofaScore is another online option to watch the game. The Timberwolves are struggling to stay afloat with all their injuries and will come in as the underdogs to the Pacers as seen by NBA Run Line.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1/17/2020

When: January 17, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +8.5 (-110) 216.5 o (-107) +350

Indiana Pacers
-8.5 (-110) 216.5 u (-107) -450
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins have been in-and-out of the roster and it has been spoiling their playoff expectations for this season. Jeff Teague has been the team’s most veteran and consistent player but they are still on the youth movement with the emerging game of Ryan Covington. Shabazz Napier is the biggest surprise for this team so far and Gorgui Dieng is also having good games in the absence of Towns. But they are going up against the Pacers who are hungry to get to the playoffs with a Victor Oladipo joining them soon.

Players to watch: A. Wiggins SF 32 GP 32 GS 34.7 MIN 22.8 PTS 1.3 OR 3.8 DR 5 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 1 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 16.83 PER

J. Teague PG 34 GP 13 GS 27.8 MIN 13.2 PTS 0.4 OR 2.1 DR 2.6 REB 6.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 2.7 AST/TO 16.5 PER

R. Covington PF 39 GP 38 GS 28.7 MIN 12.7 PTS 0.7 OR 5 DR 5.7 REB 1.2 AST 1.7 STL 1 BLK 1.5 TO 2.9 PF 0.8 AST/TO 14.55 PER

Indiana Pacers Betting

Victor Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon are watching this team from the sidelines and they see something brewing for the Pacers as they wait for their return. Domantas Sabonis has been the team’s best player and he has been given the support by Myles Turner. TJ Warren won’t back down from any challenge and he is the team’s bulldog. Aaron Holiday and Doug McDermott has been helping the team well in the absence of their best players as they sharpen their tools to become better rotation players.

Players to Watch: D. Sabonis PF 38 GP 38 GS 34.3 MIN 18.1 PTS 3.4 OR 9.7 DR 13.1 REB 4.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2.6 TO 3.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 21.08 PER

M. Brogdon PG 29 GP 29 GS 30.7 MIN 17.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.8 DR 4.5 REB 7.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 2 PF 2.9 AST/TO 20.01 PER

T.J. Warren SF 41 GP 41 GS 32.3 MIN 17.8 PTS 1 OR 2.9 DR 3.8 REB 1.4 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 16.13 PER

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1/17/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 15 games.
Minnesota are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Timberwolves are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Indiana.
Minnesota are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana.
Minnesota are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Minnesota are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.

Indiana Pacers

Indiana are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games.
Indiana are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Indiana are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Indiana are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Indiana are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 7 games played in January.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Allen Crabbe SG Acquired is “?” Friday vs Indiana
Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Friday vs Indiana
Jake Layman SF Toe is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Indiana

Indiana Pacers

Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Indiana Pacers
16-22-2 Against the Spread 22-17-2
21-19 Straight Up 20-21
111 Points per Game 109
114 Points Allowed per Game 106
43.19 Offensive FG% 47
75.69 Offensive FT% 79.52
32.35 Offensive 3PT% 36.75
45.85 Defensive FG% 44.31
78.71 Defensive FT% 78.12
35.62 Defensive 3PT% 33.83

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks

The Pacers carry the upper hand in this game as seen by Sports Betting. The T-Wolves struggles have been evident and closing games have been one of their big problems. Meanwhile, the Pacers are expected to rise up to the East with the pending return of Oladipo soon.

Moneyline: The ML given to the T-Wolves are +350 if they pull an upset while the Pacers are at -450 at home.

ATS: It is a wide 8.5 points between both teams for both games. The Pacers own the -8.5 while T-Wolves are +8.5.

TOTALs: The Total handed to this game is 216.5 with the Timberwolves going over while the Pacers are the team under.

Score Prediction: 113 – 102 Pacers