Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2020 – The New Orleans Pelicans host the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday with both teams coming from a loss. NBA lines pick the Pelicans to prevail over the Timberwolves as they continue their drive for a playoff seat. Minnesota is out of the running and is just trying to end the season with the best record possible. For the Pelicans, each win counts as they try to chase the Memphis Grizzlies. New Orleans is just 3.5 games behind the Grizzlies.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2020
Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2020 Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota are still trying to find ways to pump up their offense, something that sputtered against the Dallas Mavericks. With Karl-Anthony Towns still out, D’Angelo Russell continues to carry the fight for the T-Wolves. Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez will try to provide the All-Star guard with some support. Against the Pelicans, they need to tighten up on defense with Zion Willamson and Brandon Ingram expected to wreak havoc inside.
Players to watch: D. Russell SG 6 GP 6 GS 33.3 MIN 25 PTS 0.2 OR 3.7 DR 3.8 REB 7.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 3.5 TO 2.2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 23.09 PER
M. Beasley SG 8 GP 8 GS 33.9 MIN 21.1 PTS 0.8 OR 5 DR 5.8 REB 2.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 2.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.1 PER
J. Hernangomez F 8 GP 8 GS 28.9 MIN 14 PTS 1.6 OR 4.5 DR 6.1 REB 1.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1 TO 2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.81 PER
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Los Angeles Lakers but put up a pretty good fight. Williamson and Ingram will spearhead the offensive anew and likely have their way. They are norming 115.8 points offensively per game, numbers the T-Wolves need to hold down. Defense could improve as well since the Pels are allowing 117.2 points per contest.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 51 GP 51 GS 34 MIN 24.8 PTS 0.9 OR 5.4 DR 6.3 REB 4.3 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.1 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 20.56 PER
Z. Williamson SF 14 GP 14 GS 28.6 MIN 23.4 PTS 3.2 OR 3.6 DR 6.8 REB 2.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 1.6 PF 0.9 AST/TO 25.29 PER
J. Holiday SG 50 GP 50 GS 34.7 MIN 19.2 PTS 1.2 OR 3.4 DR 4.6 REB 6.8 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 2.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.12 PER
Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2020 Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick SG Hamstring is OUT 2-3 weeks
Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
There is no doubt the Pelicans are favorites to prevail. NBA online betting feels that New Orleans needs a win badly to keep their playoff big hopes alive. The Timberwolves will need tremendous effort from Russell and the rest to turn the tide in their favor.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Timberwolves for this game is at +500 while the Pelicans are at -650 at home.
ATS: +12 is given to the Timberwolves across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Pelicans with -12.
TOTALs: 246.5 is the given total for this match with the Timberwolves going over and the Pelicans the team under.
Score Prediction: 119 – 117 Pelicans