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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/8/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3-8-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/8/2020 – The New Orleans Pelicans continue their quest for a playoff seat when they visit the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. NBA betting covers see the Pelicans coming out on top with the T-Wolves still missing Karl-Anthony Towns. The Pelicans are eyeing back-to-back wins and hope to close in on the Memphis Grizzlies. The Timberwolves are out of the playoff hunt and will be looking to spoil the ambitions of New Orleans.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/8/2020

When: March 8, 2020 3:30 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
TV: FOX SPORTS NORTH
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/8/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans -5.5 (-110) 245.5 o (-110) -250

Minnesota Timberwolves
+5.5 (-110) 245.5 u (-110) +210
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

Despite being four games behind Memphis, the New Orleans Pelicans are not about to give up. They need to string up wins to catch up and their easy schedule could make that happen. Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson will lead the offense anew but need help. Jrue Holiday needs to replicate his performance last game to increase the Pelicans chances. Defense needs improvement, allowing opponents 117.2 points per game.

Players to watch: B. Ingram SF 54 GP 54 GS 34.2 MIN 24.6 PTS 0.9 OR 5.3 DR 6.2 REB 4.3 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.1 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.87 PER

Z. Williamson SF 17 GP 17 GS 29.5 MIN 24 PTS 3.1 OR 3.8 DR 6.8 REB 2.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 1.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 24.86 PER

J. Holiday SG 53 GP 53 GS 34.9 MIN 19.2 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.8 REB 6.9 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2.9 TO 2.2 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.06 PER

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

It has been a disappointing season for the T-Wolves who are simply trying to finish the season strong. D’Angelo Russell will need to lead them to a win over the Pelicans with Karl-Anthony Towns still indisposed. Minnesota is averaging 113.4 points per contest but need a lot of work on the other side. They are allowing the opposition 117.5 points, something they cannot afford against New Orleans.

Players to Watch: D. Russell SG 9 GP 9 GS 33.2 MIN 23.1 PTS 0.2 OR 4 DR 4.2 REB 7.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 3.9 TO 1.9 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.55 PER

M. Beasley SG 11 GP 11 GS 33.6 MIN 21.4 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 5 REB 2.3 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.16 PER

J. Hernangomez PF 11 GP 11 GS 29.5 MIN 13.8 PTS 1.4 OR 5.5 DR 6.9 REB 1.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.1 TO 2.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.22 PER

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/8/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 12 games.
New Orleans are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
New Orleans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against Minnesota.
Pelicans are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against Minnesota.
New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
New Orleans are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games played in March.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Minnesota are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota’s last 17 games against New Orleans.
Minnesota are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 13 games this season.
Minnesota are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Timberwolves are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Minnesota are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games played in March.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Hamstring is OUT 2-3 weeks

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Minnesota Timberwolves
30-29 Against the Spread 22-38
35-28 Straight Up 36-26
116 Points per Game 113
117 Points Allowed per Game 117
46.21 Offensive FG% 43.76
73.41 Offensive FT% 75.22
37.3 Offensive 3PT% 33.42
46.56 Defensive FG% 47.34
78.45 Defensive FT% 79.09
35.56 Defensive 3PT% 36.33

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

With the game more essential to the Pelicans, NBA playoff lines see New Orleans pulling off this one. A win will help New Orleans reach its postseason ambition and prove they are a team of the future. The key to that may be to contain Russel, the heart and soul of Minnesota for now. Failure to do so will be crucial for the Pelicans for this game and their regular season goals.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Pelicans for this game is at -250 while the Timbrwolves are at +210 at home.

ATS: -5.5 is given to the Pelicans across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Timberwolves with +5.5.

TOTALs: 245.5 is the given total for this match with the Pelicans going over and the Timberwolves the team under.

Score Prediction: 119 – 117 Pelicans