Raptors vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 19, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 19, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-22) are  underdogs as they attempt to end a three-game home losing streak when they take on the Toronto Raptors (14-15) on Friday, February 19 at Target Center. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on FS-N. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of February 19, 2021, 11:42 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 19

Raptors:
Kyle Lowry: Day To Day (Ankle),
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee)

Timberwolves:
Jarrett Culver: Out (Left Ankle),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Raptors and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Toronto is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 13-16
  • The Raptors are 6-8 against the spread this season when they are at least a 3-point favorite.
  • 16 of 29 Toronto games this season (55.2%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Minnesota has a 12-15-2 record against the spread this season.
  • For the third time this season, the Timberwolves are at least a 3-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-0-1 against the spread.
  • 15 of Minnesota’s 29 games (51.7%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Timberwolves got a team-high 20 points out of Malik Beasley on the way to a 116-112 win against Kyle Lowry (24 points) and the Raptors in their last matchup on February 14, 2021. The Raptors were 7.5-point favorites in the game, but the Timberwolves covered the spread in the loss. The teams put up a total of 228 total points to finish under the 228.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/14/2021 Raptors Raptors -7.5 228.5 -318 253 Regular Season 116-112 MIN*
  • 2/14/2021 DNP – Raptors: OG Anunoby;
    Timberwolves: D’Angelo Russell

Scoring Trends

  • In Toronto’s matchups this season, the Raptors and their opponents have gone over Friday’s point total of 226.5 points 15 times (51.7% of opportunities).
  • In Minnesota’s games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Friday’s matchup total in 15 out of 29 matchups (51.7%).
  • This season the average total for Raptors games is 225.7 points, 0.8 fewer than the over/under of 226.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 1.5 points separates this matchup’s over/under (226.5 points) and the average total points bet in Timberwolves’ games (225 points) this season.
  • The Raptors’ average implied point total this season is 0.5 fewer points than their implied total in Friday’s game (114.5 implied points on average compared to 115 implied points in this game).
  • So far this season, Toronto has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (115) 13 times.
  • The Timberwolves’ average implied point total on the season (116.2 points) is 4.2 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (112 points).
  • Minnesota has totaled more than 112 points in 11 games on the season.
  • The Raptors are the league’s 11th-highest scoring team (114.1 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 27th-fewest points per game (116.2) in NBA play.
  • The Raptors have totaled 74 more points than their opponents this season (2.5 per game on average), while the Timberwolves have been out-scored by 216 total points (7.4 per game average differential).

Raptors Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring (20.8 points per game) and rebounding (7.7 rebounds per game).
  • Siakam’s rebounding prop total for the contest is set at 7.5 rebounds, 0.2 rebounds lower than his season average of 7.7.
  • The team is led in assists by Fred VanVleet’s 6.7 per game.
  • VanVleet’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 1.7 lower than his season average of 31.2.
  • VanVleet hits 3.3 threes per game to lead the Raptors.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 3.3.
  • Toronto’s steals leader is OG Anunoby, who grabs 1.9 per game. Chris Boucher leads the team averaging 2.0 blocks an outing.
  • Anunoby’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals less than his season average of 1.9.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns leads the team in both scoring (21.8 points per game) and rebounding (10.6 rebounds per game).
  • Towns’ rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is posted at 9.5 boards, 1.1 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.6.
  • Ricky Rubio has the title of Minnesota assist leader, dishing out 6.5 assists per game this season.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 7.4 higher than his season average of 17.1.
  • Beasley leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.4 made threes per game.
  • Beasley’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • Minnesota’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Towns is first in blocks with 1.9 per game.
  • Rubio’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

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