Timberwolves vs Pacers Prediction NBA Picks 3/7/24

Indiana Pacers (34-29) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (43-19)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Indiana Pacers collide at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Here’s a Timberwolves vs Pacers Prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been in pretty good shape as they've won eight of their last 11 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after sneaking past the slumping Trail Blazers in a 119-114 win on Monday. Rudy Gobert led the team with 25 points and 16 rebounds on nine of 10 shooting, Mike Conley added 19 points with seven assists while Karl-Anthony Towns chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 50 percent from the field and 11 of 28 from the 3-point line as they kept the Trail Blazers in check in the first half, but they couldn't get any separation until they opened the fourth quarter with a pivotal 9-0 run to start to pull away.

Indiana Pacers

Meanwhie, the Indiana Pacers have been in decent shape as they've won five of their last eight games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after routing the Mavericks in a 137-120 road win on Tuesday. Myles Turner led the team with 20 points, Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin each scored 19 points while Pascal Siakam chipped in with 13 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 53 percent from the field and 18 of 39 from the 3-point line as they hit the ground running with 74 points in the first half, before they played excellent defense to restrict the Mavericks to just 18 points in the third quarter to lead by as many as 20 points. The Pacers will face the Magic, Thunder, and Bulls after this game.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Haliburton ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assists per game (11.3) this season.
  • Aaron Nesmith ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.8%) this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.8) this season.
  • Mike Conley ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (5.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (123.5).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.9).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (106.5).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (44.5%).

Timberwolves vs Pacers Prediction

The Timberwolves are still shorthanded with Karl-Anthony Towns ruled out and Jordan McLaughlin listed as questionable, while the Pacers still have Doug McDermott and Bennedict Mathurin both on the injury report. The Timberwolves weren't too convincing in their narrow win over the Trail Blazers, but they are still in great form with eight wins in their last 11 games, while the Pacers are starting to turn things around and they looked great in their dominant win over the Mavericks on Tuesday. You can make an argument for either side here, but even though the Pacers are at home, I'm going with the Timberwolves who represent decent value as the underdogs here.

Peter’s Pick Minnesota +1.5

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