New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines, Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans (26-22) are just 2-point favorites as they attempt to end a three-game home losing streak when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25) on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Smoothie King Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on BSNO and BSN. The matchup has an over/under set at 231.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO and BSN
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center
  • Moneyline favorite: Pelicans (-129)
  • Spread: Pelicans (-2)
  • Total: 231.5

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Betting Stats and Trends

  • The Pelicans have covered the spread in a game 24 times this season (24-24-0).
  • In games this season when favored by 2 points or more, New Orleans is 10-9 against the spread.
  • Games involving the Pelicans have hit the over 27 times out of 49 chances this season.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have gone over the current 231.5-point total in 24 of 48 games this season.
  • The average amount of points in Pelicans games this season is 228.7, which is 2.8 fewer than Wednesday’s total of 231.5.
  • The Timberwolves are 21-26-2 against the spread this year.
  • Minnesota is 9-10 ATS when playing as at least 2-point underdogs.
  • This year, Timberwolves games have hit the over 23 times.
  • In 46.9% of Minnesota’s games this season (23/49), the teams combined to score more than Wednesday’s over/under of 231.5 points.
  • The 230.9 PPG average total in Timberwolves games this season is 0.6 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Statistics and Rankings

Pelicans RankPelicans AVGTimberwolves AVGTimberwolves Rank
9th115.6Points Scored115.311th
14th113.1Points Allowed115.620th
7th44.5Rebounds41.127th
11th11.3Off. Rebounds9.125th
23rd113pt Made11.618th
9th25.9Assists25.212th
25th14.6Turnovers15.228th

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Stats and Trends

  • The Pelicans are 2-8 overall and 4-6 against the spread over their past 10 games.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in five of those 10 games.
  • New Orleans’ last 10 games have ended with an average of 226.9 points scored. That’s 4.6 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • During their past 10 games, the Pelicans have scored seven fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • The Timberwolves have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-3-2 record against the spread during that span.
  • Five of Minnesota’s last 10 contests have gone over the total.
  • Minnesota’s average total over the last 10 games is 0.5 points fewer than the 231.5 over/under listed for this matchup.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Timberwolves are averaging 2.6 more points than their season average of 115.3 PPG.

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