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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 1/23/2021

Odds are against the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-11), who are a 9.5-point underdog when they hit the court against the New Orleans Pelicans (5-9) on January 23, 2021. The matchup's point total is 217.

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Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: FS-N

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Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Betting Data

Pelicans vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -9.5 -110 -110 217 -110 -110

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans holds a losing record against the spread this season, going 4-8 ATS.
  • New Orleans regularly hits the over, topping the point total in 13 of 14 games (92.9%).

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Minnesota is under .500: 3-10.
  • Minnesota hit the over in a majority of its games this season: 14 of 14 games (100%).

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Point Total Insights

  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over on Saturday's 217 total in 56 out of 14 games (400%) this season.
  • Nine Minnesota games this year (64.3% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Saturday's over/under of 217 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 214.2 points per game, 2.8 points fewer than the over/under of 217 for this contest.
  • The 227.1 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 10.1 more than the 217 over/under in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Pelicans games is 218.9 points, 1.9 more than the over/under of 217 points for this contest.
  • Timberwolves' games have a total points bet of 222.4 points this season, 5.4 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Previous Matchups

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Minnesota has won six games against New Orleans, while the Pelicans have covered the spread in two of three games against the Timberwolves.

Pelicans vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 Pelicans Timberwolves -7 247.5 -290 234 Regular Season 120-107 NO
3/3/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -11 247.5 -611 453 Regular Season 139-134 MIN
12/18/2019 Timberwolves Timberwolves -3 230 -154 127 Regular Season 107-99 NO
2/8/2019 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 122-117 NO
1/12/2019 - Timberwolves - - - - Regular Season 110-106 MIN
12/31/2018 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 123-114 NO
11/14/2018 - Timberwolves - - - - Regular Season 107-100 MIN
2/3/2018 - Timberwolves - - - - Regular Season 118-107 MIN
1/6/2018 - Timberwolves - - - - Regular Season 116-98 MIN
11/29/2017 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 120-102 MIN
  • 3/8/2020 DNP - Pelicans: JJ Redick; Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 3/3/2020 DNP - Pelicans: JJ Redick; Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 12/18/2019 DNP - Pelicans: Zion Williamson; Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
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    Pelicans Players to Watch

    • Zion Williamson leads the Pelicans in scoring, tallying 23.7 points per game to go with 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
    • Steven Adams is New Orleans' leading rebounder, grabbing 9.5 per game, while Brandon Ingram is its best passer, averaging 4.8 assists in each contest.
    • The Pelicans get the most three-point shooting production out of Ingram, who knocks down 2.1 threes per game.
    • Lonzo Ball is New Orleans' leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Ingram leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

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    Timberwolves Players to Watch

    • D'Angelo Russell racks up 20.5 points and tacks on 5.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Timberwolves' leaderboards in those statistics.
    • Juancho Hernangomez's stat line of 5.3 rebounds, 6.6 points and 0.5 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Minnesota rebounding leaderboard.
    • Russell is dependable from distance and leads the Timberwolves with 3.0 made threes per game.
    • Minnesota's leader in steals is Ricky Rubio with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Naz Reid with 1.4 per game.

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    Injury Report

    Pelicans: None

    Timberwolves: D'Angelo Russell: Out (Rest), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Health and Safety Protocols), Ricky Rubio: Day To Day (Health and safety protocols), Juancho Hernangomez: Out (Health and Safety Protocols), Josh Okogie: Day To Day (Left hamstring)

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