New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (3-10) vs New Orleans Pelicans (5-9)
Game Info: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +6.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.7 points and 7.6 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 106.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22 points and 4.3 assists while D’Angelo Russell is averaging 21.4 points and 5.6 assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Timberwolves are 9-25 ATS in their last 34 home games and 13-27 ATS in their last 40 games overall. The over is 8-1 in Pelicans last 9 overall. The Pelicans are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota.
The New Orleans Pelicans are better than their record indicates and it's only a matter of time before things tun around. The Minnesota Timberwolves are showing more and more that they're one of the worst teams in the league and things won't improve at the very least until Towns returns. The Timberwolves are also on the end of a back to back, which won't help matters. Line is on the hefty side, but it's Pelicans or pass for me.