The Minnesota Timberwolves (3-11) are 8-point underdogs as they look to stop a four-game losing streak when they host the New Orleans Pelicans (5-9) on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Target Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-N. The over/under for the matchup is set at 223.
The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 23, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
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Injury Report as of January 23
Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Juancho Hernangomez: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)
Pelicans and Timberwolves Records ATS
- New Orleans’ record against the spread is 5-9 this season.
- When favored by at least 8 points, the Pelicans are 0-1 against the spread in 2020-21.
- New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in 8 of 14 games this season (57.1%).
- Minnesota has a 5-8-1 record against the spread this season.
- Eight of Minnesota’s 14 games (57.1%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.
- In New Orleans’ matchups this season, the Pelicans and their opponents have exceeded Saturday’s total of 223 points 50 times (357.1% of opportunities).
- In 57.1% of Minnesota’s games this season (8 of 14), the total points scored was more than Saturday’s 223-point over/under.
- The Pelicans have seen a 218.9 average over/under in their games this season, 4.1 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
- Timberwolves’ games have an over/under of 222.4 points this season, 0.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.
- The average implied total for the Pelicans this season is 112.5 points, 3.5 fewer points than their implied total of 116 points in Saturday’s game.
- New Orleans has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (116) 38 times this season.
- The 117-point average implied total on the season for the Timberwolves is nine more points than the team’s 108-point implied total in this matchup.
- Minnesota has scored more than 108 points in seven games this season.
- The Pelicans are at the 23rd spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (108.1 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 26th-fewest points per game (116.2) in the league.
- The Pelicans have a -39-point scoring differential on the season (-2.8 per game). The Timberwolves have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-141 total points, -10.1 per game).
- Zion Williamson leads the Pelicans in scoring, racking up 23.7 points per game.
- Williamson’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 0.2 points lower than his season average of 23.7.
- Brandon Ingram leads New Orleans with 4.8 assists a game and Steven Adams paces the squad with 9.5 rebounds per outing.
- Ingram’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 33.5, 0.1 higher than his season average of 33.4.
- Ingram is the top three-point shooter for the Pelicans, hitting 2.1 per game.
- Ingram’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.4 shots greater than his season average of 2.1.
- Lonzo Ball leads the team with 1.2 steals per game. Ingram collects 0.9 blocks an outing to pace New Orleans.
- Ingram’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 0.9.
- The Timberwolves go-to guy, D’Angelo Russell, leads the team in both scoring (20.5 points per game) and assists (5.5 assists per game).
- Russell’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 25.5, 5.0 points greater than his season average of 20.5.
- Juancho Hernangomez collects all of the boards and is the Minnesota leader in rebounds, pulling down 5.3 per game.
- Hernangomez’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is set at 4.5 boards, 0.8 rebounds lower than his season average of 5.3.
- Russell is tops from three-point range for the Timberwolves, hitting 3.0 threes per game.
- Russell’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.5 shots higher than his season average of 3.0.
- Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Ricky Rubio (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Naz Reid (1.4 per game).
- Rubio’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.
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