PreviewMatchupProps
New Orleans Pelicans
27-36 32-29-2 ATS
-6.5
74%
+6.5
26%
Minnesota Timberwolves
19-43 22-38-2 ATS
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By Landon Smith

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Live Sports Betting Odds, Basketball Free Picks

The New Orleans Pelicans snapped a three-game slide on Friday and need to put together a long winning streak to have any hope of jumping over the pack and earning a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
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Betting Odds & Stats
New Orleans PelicansLines Minnesota Timberwolves
-270Opening Odds+220
-6.5 (-110)Spread+6.5 (-110)
Over 247 (-110)TotalUnder 247 (-110)
27-36 (32-29-2 ATS)Stats/Additional19-43 (22-38-2 ATS)
Betting Tips: First Quarter Winning Margin: Pelicans by 11+ points +475

 

Match Facts

The New Orleans pelicans broke a three-game drop on Friday and must put together a long winning streak to have any hope of jumping over the peloton and winning a place in the Conference Conference playoffs. 'Where is. The Pelicans will strive for consecutive wins when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at the start of a four-game road trip.

- Pelicans All-Star SF Brandon Ingram went 4-of-20 from the floor on Friday after knocking down a combined 20-of-39 in the previous two games.

- Timberwolves G D'Angelo Russell scored a season-low five points on 2-of-14 shooting Friday.

- New Orleans earned a 107-99 win at Minnesota on Dec. 18 behind 34 points from Ingram.

 

 

 

Reason for New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball Picks

The Pelicans are 7 1/2 games ahead of the Timberwolves in the Western Conference standings. New Orleans follows a victory against Miami and Minnesota leaves a poor performance by losing to Orlando while preparing to receive the Pelicans on Sunday.

The Timberwolves visited New Orleans on Tuesday and defeated the Pelicans 139-134, with eight Minnesota players scoring two digits.

New Orleans has little room for error, as it tries to stay in the playoffs. Another loss of Minnesota could be paralyzing.

The defeat against the Timberwolves was half the game in a three-game losing streak. The defense improved in a 127-123 overtime loss to Dallas on Wednesday and much better in a 110-104 home victory against Miami on Friday.

The Pelicans saw their 18-point lead reduced to one in the last quarter, but Josh Hart sank a 3-point pointer and Brandon Ingram made a bridge and a 3-point pointer to keep New Orleans on top. The Heat has scored only one basket in the last three minutes.

Sunday's competition begins a crucial road trip to New Orleans. The other games clashed against Sacramento, one of the five teams with which the Pelicans competed for the final place, then two of the best teams in the conference: Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.

The defeat at the Timberwolves' house (132-118) against the Magic on Friday made them feel what the Pelicans felt after their loss to Minnesota. The Magic made 60.7% of its shots and never led with less than 10 points in the second period.

D'Angelo Russell, who had 23 points and had three key three-point races in the final straight against the Pelicans, had only five points 2-14 against Orlando.

 

The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans to Win @ -6.5 / BET HERE

 

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