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Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/18/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1-18-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/18/2020 – The defending champions Toronto Raptors are getting their pieces back bit by bit and they will head west to score a date with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, January 18. This game will be held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota at 8 pm with the live stream being handled by NBA League Pass and SofaScore is another online alternative. Fox Sports North Plus is the network that will be airing the game on television. The Raptors are seen as the victors on the road by NBA Game Odds over the struggling T-Wolves and it will be a dog fight.

Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/18/2020

When: January 18, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: Fox Sports North Plus
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors -4 (-108) 221.5 o (-110) -192

Minnesota Timberwolves
+4 (-108) 221.5 u (-110) +167
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Toronto Raptors Betting

Paschal Siakam is back for the team and that is huge news for the Raptors. Getting him back in rhythm is another thing as he showcased that he is willing to step in the shoes left by Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry has become the team’s most vocal leader and his basketball IQ is off the charts. With him in the helm along with the championship spirit of last year, these Raptors are set to make another run in the playoffs. OG Anonuby and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are huge for this team as they stepped up and held the fort while their key players are healing their injuries. Against the T-Wolves, they just have to let the game come to them as their maturity will prevail over the young team.

Players to watch: P. Siakam PF 29 GP 29 GS 36.2 MIN 24.6 PTS 1.3 OR 6.5 DR 7.8 REB 3.6 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 2.6 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.11 PER

K. Lowry PG 29 GP 29 GS 38.3 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.6 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 7.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.41 PER

S. Ibaka PF 30 GP 13 GS 26.6 MIN 15.1 PTS 2.2 OR 6.3 DR 8.5 REB 1.2 AST 0.4 STL 0.9 BLK 2.1 TO 2.7 PF 0.6 AST/TO 17.31 PER

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

This season has been underwhelming for the T-Wolves who seek to turn things around still mid-season. With the missed games of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, the team had Jeff Teague as the most durable player this season who they traded to the Hawks. With the absence of their star players, guys like Shabazz Napier and Gorgui Dieng has stepped up to the plate but they still need work in closing out games. Against the Raptors, they would hope a bad game from their veteran players but with their maturity, that is quite remote. They are coming in this game without Towns again.

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 16.81 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 14.54 PER

Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/18/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Raptors

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Toronto are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Minnesota.
Raptors are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games against Minnesota.
Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Toronto are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Toronto are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games played in January.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
Minnesota are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games against Toronto.
Minnesota are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto.
Minnesota are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Minnesota are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Minnesota are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played in January.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry PG Knee injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Minnesota
Fred VanVleet PG Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Minnesota

Minnesota Timberwolves

Allen Crabbe SG Acquired is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Toronto
Karl-Anthony Towns C Possible Rest is “?” Saturday vs Toronto
Jake Layman SF Toe is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Toronto

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Minnesota Timberwolves
21-18-1 Against the Spread 16-22-2
20-20 Straight Up 21-19
110 Points per Game 111
105 Points Allowed per Game 114
44.92 Offensive FG% 43.19
79.69 Offensive FT% 75.69
37.13 Offensive 3PT% 32.35
42.59 Defensive FG% 45.85
76.1 Defensive FT% 78.71
33.27 Defensive 3PT% 35.62

Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

Raptors are entering this match with the upper hand over the T-Wolves as forecasted by Online Sportsbook. Kyle Lowry will be a huge factor for the Raptors and it is only in time until Paschal Siakam will get his rhythm going and this game could be it.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Raptors for this game is at -192 while the T-Wolves are at +167 if they win.

ATS: It is four points across the spread for this game with the Raptors taking the side of -4 while Minnesota is on the other end with +4.

TOTALs: The total predicted to reach for this game is 221.5 with the Raptors going over while the Raptors are the team under.

Score Prediction: 113 – 108 Raptors