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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/18/19 NBA Odds and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12-18-19 NBA Odds and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/18/19 – Minnesota Timberwolves are all set to take on New Orleans Pelicans from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves are looking forward to expanding their conference record as they have the NBA basketball lines intact in this game. Minnesota won 10 of their 25 overall games and they are just 4-12 in conference play. As for New Orleans, they are stuck at the 14th position with a terrible 6-12 overall record. The Pelicans are holding a 5-13 record in conference play.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/18/19

When: December 18, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: FSNO
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/18/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +8.5 (-110) 231.5 o (-110) +350

Minnesota Timberwolves
-8.5 (-110) 231.5 u (-110) -450
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans are one of those struggling teams with a bad record in the Western Conference. New Orleans are unable to get their opponents due to their poor shooting ability. The Pelicans are just one game above the Golden State Warriors in the last spot. New Orleans is four games behind the Grizzlies, Spurs and Timberwolves. Brandon Ingram seems to be the most targeted player for New Orleans and he managed to take the lead in scoring.

Players to watch: B. Ingram SF (23 GP 23 GS 33.3 MIN 25 PTS 0.8 OR 6.2 DR 7 REB 3.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2.9 TO 3.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.75 PER)
J. Holiday SG (25 GP 25 GS 36 MIN 19.4 PTS 1.3 OR 3.7 DR 5 REB 6.8 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 3.4 TO 2.4 PF 2 AST/TO 16.8 PER)
J. Redick SG (26 GP 22 GS 29 MIN 16.1 PTS 0.2 OR 2.8 DR 3 REB 2.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 1.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.74 PER).

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

Minnesota Timberwolves are currently on a seven-game losing streak and this could be their best option to find a breakthrough. Wolves gave their best shot against Los Angeles Clippers in their last game, but failed to score more than 117. The Timberwolves lost with a seven point difference against the Clippers. An impressive game came-off Karl-Anthony as he scored 39 points for his team. Andrew Wiggins seems to be their other key player for this game with his assisting abilities.

Players to watch: K. Towns C (23 GP 23 GS 33.9 MIN 26.5 PTS 2.7 OR 9 DR 11.7 REB 4.4 AST 1 STL 1.3 BLK 3.1 TO 3.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 28.55 PER)
A. Wiggins SF (21 GP 21 GS 35 MIN 25 PTS 1.2 OR 3.9 DR 5.1 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2 TO 2.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 19.93 PER)
J. Teague PG (21 GP 12 GS 29.7 MIN 14.4 PTS 0.6 OR 2.2 DR 2.8 REB 6.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 3.2 AST/TO 18.69 PER).

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/18/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games.
Pelicans are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
New Orleans are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against Minnesota.
New Orleans are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Minnesota.
Pelicans are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
New Orleans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
New Orleans are 0-13 SU in their last 13 games this season.
Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 10 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Minnesota are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota’s last 15 games against New Orleans.
Minnesota are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
Minnesota are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Minnesota are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Minnesota are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games played in December.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Groin is “?” Wednesday vs Minnesota
Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Wednesday vs New Orleans
Jake Layman SF Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs New Orleans

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Minnesota Timberwolves
38-43 Against the Spread 40-42
44-37 Straight Up 44-38
115 Points per Game 112
116 Points Allowed per Game 113
45.15 Offensive FG% 44.51
73.3 Offensive FT% 76.9
36.55 Offensive 3PT% 32.95
36.55 Defensive FG% 46.61
79.74 Defensive FT% 79.05
38.05 Defensive 3PT% 37.44

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

New Orleans Pelicans are too weak against Minnesota, the Pelicans will not stand a chance against the Timberwolves at home. Back Minnesota to win this game with a clear picture of the NBA betting lines explained.

Moneyline: New Orleans are holding a moneyline of +350, while Minnesota Timberwolves are holding a moneyline of -450.

ATS: The Pelicans have an ATS of +8.5 in this game. Whereas, the Timberwolves have an ATS of -8.5.

TOTALs: The total will go over 231.5 for New Orleans and the total will go under 231.5 for Minnesota Timberwolves.

Score Prediction: 125 – 107 Timberwolves