The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is 14-26 overall and 8-11 at home, while Minnesota is 20-20 overall and 9-10 on the road. The Timberwolves have won four consecutive games, while the Pelicans have lost four of their past five games.
The Timberwolves have won two of the three meetings between the teams this season. Minnesota is favored by three points in the latest Pelicans vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 227.5. Before entering any Timberwolves vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Pelicans vs. Timberwolves spread: Pelicans +3
- Pelicans vs. Timberwolves over-under: 227.5 points
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What you need to know about the Pelicans
The Pelicans fell 105-101 to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Jonas Valanciunas double-doubled on 20 points and 17 rebounds while Brandon Ingram finished with 22 points. Toronto had a 24-6 edge in second-chance points.
New Orleans missed 21 of 33 three-point attempts on Sunday and the Pelicans were outrebounded 46-35. That came despite New Orleans ranking fourth in the NBA in rebounds per game at 46.5. Valanciunas leads the team’s efforts on the boards as his 12.1 rebounds per game ranks fourth in the NBA.
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
Meanwhile, Minnesota didn’t have too much trouble with the Houston Rockets on the road on Sunday in a 141-123 win. Karl-Anthony Towns picked up 40 points and seven assists along with nine rebounds. The 141 points scored were a season-best for the Timberwolves as Minnesota scored 36 points in the first quarter.
D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and 10 rebounds on Sunday, while Jarred Vanderbilt had 21 points and 19 rebounds. Despite the high point total, Minnesota’s strength has been on the defensive end this season as it ranks among the top six in both steals and blocks per game. Patrick Beverley (groin) is questionable for Tuesday’s game.
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