Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/10/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (16-35) at Toronto Raptors (39-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10 -- Over/Under:
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.6 points and 10.8 rebounds while Malik Beasley is averaging 23 points and four assists. James Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Hernangomez is dishing three assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t won a road game since January 5.
The Toronto Raptors look for another win to build on their 14-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.4 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.6 points and 7.4 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing eight rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six straight home games.
The Timberwolves are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-23-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Raptors are 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 road games. The over is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 overall. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 9-21 ATS in the last 30 meetings. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Toronto. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Nobody has bashed the Minnesota Timberwolves over the years more than me, but this line seems a bit off. The Toronto Raptors are winning games, but they're a banged roster that could once again be without Lowry on top of everybody else who is out. The Minnesota Timberwolves have piled up losses all season long and have been a joke of a franchise, but even with those performances, they only lose on the road by an average of 3.1 points. I don't do this often, but give me the Minnesota Timberwolves and the free buckets.