Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1/17/2020 NBA Odds and Previews
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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
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
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
Minnesota are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Indiana are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Allen Crabbe SG Acquired is “?” Friday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
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