Toronto Raptors at Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (7-22) vs Toronto Raptors (14-15)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 47.8 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 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Timberwolves are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 9-1 in Raptors last 10 overall. The over is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 overall. The Raptors are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Minnesota and 22-10 ATS in the last 32 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors are on the end of a back to back, but they're an experienced team that just beat the Bucks twice and is winning their last five games by an average of six points while shooting 49.7 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves just lost Russell for an extended period of time, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 8.4 points. This is a game the Raptors should win rather comfortably.