Through 3 parts
The Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to win this game, and they are only a quarter away from meeting that expectation. After three quarters, it increasingly looked like their powerful attack was just too much for the New Orleans Pelicans as Minnesota led 89-69.
The Timberwolves enjoyed a mix of tag teams The town of Karl-Anthony and power forward Jarred Vanderbilt. The first has 25 points along with eight rebounds, while the second has 14 points along with eight boards.
So far, New Orleans has not had any standout offensive games with all players holding onto 11 points or less.
The halftime deficit spells doom for New Orleans, which lost 100% of the games they fell in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota @ New Orleans
Current record: Minnesota 7-9; New Orleans 3-15
What to know
The Minnesota Timberwolves have enjoyed comfort at home their last four games, but now they have to hit the streets. They’ll play the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at Smoothie King Center. The Timberwolves should still feel good after a win, while New Orleans will look to get back into the winning column.
You can’t lose a game if you win every round, and that was precisely Minnesota’s strategy against the Memphis Grizzlies this past Saturday. Minnesota played at home with ease, winning 138-95 over Memphis. The half was pretty much decided, when the score reached 72-43. Among those leading the Minnesota assault was the point guard D’Angelo Russell, who had 28 points and five assists.
Meanwhile, the game between the Pelicans and the Indiana Pacers this past Saturday wasn’t an all-out, but with New Orleans falling 111-94 en route, it almost became one. New Orleans fell 96-64 at the end of the third quarter, too much to recover. One thing holding New Orleans back is the point guard’s mediocre gameplay Kira Lewis Jr., who didn’t have his best game: he played for 26 minutes with.
Without any buzzer beaters, Minnesota was expected to win a tight contest. They are currently four to four by the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Minnesota’s win takes them up to 7-9 while the Pelicans’ defeat drags them down 3-15. A few offensive numbers to note before the game kicks off: The Timberwolves were only able to knock out 42.70% of their shots, which is the fifth-lowest goal percentage in the league. New Orleans have it even harder: they can only save 42.20% of their shots, which is the fourth-lowest goal percentage in the league. It can be a slow night.
How to watch
- When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: Bally Sports – North
- Streaming online: fuboTV (Free trial. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Monitor: CBS Sports App
- Fare: $6.00
Timberwolves are 3 points favorite team against Pelicans, according to the latest information NBA Odds.
The bookies have taken a liking to this line, as the opening match against the Timberwolves was given a 2.5-point handicap.
Top / Bottom: -110
Minnesota won 12 of its last 23 games against New Orleans.
- October 25, 2021 – New Orleans 107 vs Minnesota 98
- October 23, 2021 – Minnesota 96 vs New Orleans 89
- May 1, 2021 – New Orleans 140 vs Minnesota 136
- March 11, 2021 – Minnesota 135 vs New Orleans 105
- January 23, 2021 – Minnesota 120 vs New Orleans 110
- March 8, 2020 – New Orleans 120 vs Minnesota 107
- March 3, 2020 – Minnesota 139 vs New Orleans 134
- December 18, 2019 – New Orleans 107 vs Minnesota 99
- February 8, 2019 – New Orleans 122 vs Minnesota 117
- January 12, 2019 – Minnesota 110 vs New Orleans 106
- December 31, 2018 – New Orleans 123 vs Minnesota 114
- November 14, 2018 – Minnesota 107 vs New Orleans 100
- February 3, 2018 – Minnesota 118 vs New Orleans 107
- January 6, 2018 – Minnesota 116 vs New Orleans 98
- November 29, 2017 – Minnesota 120 vs New Orleans 102
- November 1, 2017 – Minnesota 104 vs New Orleans 98
- March 19, 2017 – New Orleans 123 vs Minnesota 109
- February 10, 2017 – New Orleans 122 vs Minnesota 106
- November 23, 2016 – New Orleans 117 vs Minnesota 96
- April 13, 2016 – Minnesota 144 vs New Orleans 109
- February 27, 2016 – Minnesota 112 vs New Orleans 110
- February 8, 2016 – New Orleans 116 vs Minnesota 102
- January 19, 2016 – New Orleans 114 vs Minnesota 99
Injury Report for New Orleans
- Devonte’ Graham: Deciding the Time of the Match (Legs)
- Daulton Hommes: Out (Leg)
- Zion Williamson: Ra (Legs)
Injury Report for Minnesota
- Josh Okogie: Game Time Decision (Back)
- Naz Reid: Decide Game Time (Legs)
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