Pelicans vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) are underdogs () to end a four-game road losing streak when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (15-21) on Thursday, March 11 at 8:00 PM ET. The point total in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 11, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 11

JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Health Protocols),
Jarrett Culver: Day To Day (Toe),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Pelicans and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • New Orleans is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 16-20
  • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Pelicans are 0-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • 24 of 36 New Orleans games this season (66.7%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Minnesota has a 12-22-2 record ATS this season.
  • Minnesota has hit the over in 18 games this season, half of the 36 games they have played (with one push).

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Head to Head

In their last meeting, the Timberwolves knocked off the Pelicans 120-110. Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 30 points, and Naz Reid paced the Timberwolves with 20. The Timberwolves covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, and the teams scored 230 total points to finish over on the 216.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/23/2021 Pelicans Timberwolves -8.5 216.5 -375 294 Regular Season 120-110 MIN

Scoring Trends

  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over on Thursday’s 239.5 total in 12 out of 37 games (32.4%) this year.
  • In 19.4% of Minnesota’s games this season (7 of 36), the total points scored was greater than Thursday’s 239.5-point over/under.
  • This season the average total for Pelicans games is 230.8 points, 8.7 fewer than the over/under of 239.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 14.6 points separates this game’s over/under (239.5 points) and the average total points bet in Timberwolves’ games (224.9 points) this season.
  • The average implied total for the Pelicans this season is 115.2 points, 8.8 fewer points than their implied total of 124 points in Thursday’s game.
  • This season, New Orleans has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (124) 11 times.
  • The Timberwolves’ average implied point total on the season (116.4 points) is 0.4 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (116 points).
  • This season, Minnesota has scored more than this game’s implied total of 116 points 10 times.
  • The Pelicans are the league’s fifth-highest scoring team (112.4 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 28th-fewest points per game (117) in NBA action.
  • The Pelicans have a negative point differential on the season (-126 total points, -3.4 per game), as do the Timberwolves (-327 total points, -9.1 per game).

Pelicans Leaders

  • Zion Williamson leads the Pelicans scoring 25.6 points per game.
  • New Orleans is led in rebounding by Steven Adams’ 8.9 rebounds per game and assisting by Lonzo Ball’s 5.1 assists per game .
  • Ball is the top three-point shooter for the Pelicans, connecting on 3.0 per game.
  • New Orleans’ blocks leader is Ingram, who records 0.8 per game. Ball leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a game.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns has the top Timberwolves spot in two categories: scoring (22.0 points per game) and rebounding (10.9 rebounds per game).
  • Ricky Rubio puts in work dishing out assists and is Minnesota’s assist leader with 6.4 per game.
  • D’Angelo Russell is tops from three-point range for the Timberwolves, hitting 3.0 threes per game.
  • Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Rubio (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Towns (1.7 per game).


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