Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. The Indiana Pacers will look to bounce back from last night’s defeat in Milwaukee as they travel to Minneapolis to take on the Timberwolves. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With 2 defeats in 3 games, the Indiana Pacers are once again showing their inconsistency, which has plagued them for pretty much the first two months of the season so far. Last night’s 118-100 defeat against the Bucks ended a 3-game homestand and now they hit the road briefly in Minnesota before going back for 6 more home games. Led by Caris LeVert who had 23 points on the night, the Pacers didn’t have an answer for Milwaukee’s defense and shot just 41% from the field, including just 26% from downtown. Knocking down threes has been a big issue for this team all season long, they rank only 20th in the NBA averaging just 33% makes from distance. However, Pacers fans will be optimistic ahead of tonight’s game as Indy has a 7-3 SU record vs Minnesota in their last 10 games.
Speaking of fans, Minnesota’s could finally see their team end the longest playoff drought in professional sports this season. Right now they occupy 7th place in the loaded Western Conference and after Saturday’s 121-120 OT win at Philadelphia, this team has came out on top in 6 of 7 games. D’Angelo Russell led the way with 35 points, including 5 made threes, while Karl-Anthony Towns added 28 and 10 boards. Minny will once again be without their defensive anchor Patrick Beverly who has missed the last 2 games with a leg injury. Bettors have enjoyed decent profits on this team over their last 8 games as they’ve covered the spread 7 times during that stretch.
With just 3 wins in 12 road games this season, teams aren’t really fearing the Pacers when they come visit. This will also be a 2nd night of a back-to-back for them, while the Timberwolves have had an extra day of rest. I think you combine that with their hot streak as of late, you just have to back Minnesota in this one.
Minnesota Timberwolves – Indiana Pacers Predictions & Odds
Timberwolves -4 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Neither team has been able to keep their scoring under control in recent games. 4 of the last 6 for Indiana have all gone over the total, while for Minnesota that number is at 4 of their last 5 games. Without Patrick Beverly in their last two games the Wolves have allowed 121 and 115 points, I think Indiana will also take advantage of his absence as they are loaded on the guards positions with Brogdon, LeVert and Chris Duarte. In the last 10 meetings we’ve seen an average of 227.7 points per game between them and the Over has landed 6 times. The three most recent meetings have all gone over the total with a whopping 256.6 points per game being scored. With the way both teams have been playing lately, I think the trend continues tonight. Let’s back the over in this one.
Over 218 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365