Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (27-14) at Minnesota Timberwolves (15-26)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Toronto Raptors need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 110.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.5 points and 7.8 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won three straight road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 111.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 11.7 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 22.8 points and 3.3 assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Layman is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six home games.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 19-9 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Timberwolves are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 home games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Raptors last 10 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 home games. The Raptors are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota.
The Toronto Raptors are about as healthy as they've been in quite some time and have done some of their best recent work on the road. The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't showing much effort defensively during this losing streak and just traded away one of their more consistent players in Jeff Teague. I've bashed and faded the Timberwolves for years and there's no reason to stop now. I'll lay the buckets with the Toronto Raptors on the road.