Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (7-21) vs Indiana Pacers (14-14)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 112.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.2 points and 4.7 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 21 points and 5.6 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.6 points and 3.6 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.9 points and 2.6 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 12-27 ATS in their last 39 home games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the end of a back to back and have been fade material all season long, but I'm not running to the window to back the Pacers. The Indiana Pacers are piling up the losses in their own right, winning their last five games by an average of 0.4 points and win on the road by an average of just 1.8 points. I'm not thrilled about backing the Timberwolves, but it's the direction I'd lean if forced to pick this game.