Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/18/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
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
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Minnesota are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Kyle Lowry PG Knee injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Minnesota
Allen Crabbe SG Acquired is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Toronto
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