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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Prediction & Betting Tips 432024

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Prediction & Betting Tips 4/3/2024

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors 4/3/24
  • We like the Raptors on the moneyline (+888)
  • The Raptors are also our pick on the spread at +15.5
  • Projecting a combined 225 points, we like the over

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At 8:00 ET, the Raptors (+888) will look to snap their 14-game losing streak as they take on the Timberwolves (-1574) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line for this game is currently sitting at 214.5.

This game will be played at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves (-15.5) are currently 2nd in the Western Conference, while the Raptors are 12th in the Eastern Conference.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Raptors and Timberwolves did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Raptors have a record of 2-1. The Raptors also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 224 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1.

  • Across the Raptors last ten road games, the team averaged 113 points per game while allowing 120. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 3-7 straight-up.
  • Minnesota has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 100. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have a straight up record of 0-10 and an ATS mark of 1-9.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Prediction

Toronto has lost 14 straight games and are 23-52 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 12th place and 5th in the Atlantic Division. On the road, the Raptors are 10-26 compared to 13-26 at home.

In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Raptors are 16-30 and 1-14 against their division. As the underdog, their ATS record is 23-30 this season and they have gone 11-42 straight-up as the underdog.

This season, Toronto has gone 38-36-1 on the over/under, including their last three games going over. On average, their games have scored 231.1 points per game.

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Lakers by a score of 128-111. They were 13.5-point underdogs in that game and are 32-43 ATS for the season. The O/U line for that game was 235.5.

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors are 20th in the NBA at 112.7 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per game compared to 109.5 at home. In terms of outscoring the NBA scoring average, Toronto has done so in 42.7% of their games.

So far this season, the Raptors are 16th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 27th in the league at 35%.

When it comes to pace, Toronto is 13th in the NBA at 99.2 possessions per game. They are also 5th in two-point field goals made but just 26th in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, the Raptors’ defense is giving up an average of 118.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 61.3% of their games. For the season, Toronto is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 19.5 free-throws per game vs. the Raptors and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.1%.

Minnesota is heavily favored today (-15.5) and has a record of 43-15 as the favorite this season. Against the spread, they are 27-30 as the favorite and have gone 37-38 overall.

In their last game, the Timberwolves beat the Rockets by a score of 113-106. The O/U line for that game was also 214.5, and Minnesota was favored by 7.5 points.

For the season, the Timberwolves have an O/U record of 37-38. Today’s O/U line of 214.5 is lower than their season average of 221.3.

When looking at their ATS record, Minnesota is 38-36 for the season. However, they have failed to cover the spread in three straight games at home and are 17-20 ATS at home.

Minnesota’s Western Conference record is 36-12, which is the 2nd best in the West. Overall, they are 52-23 and are also 2nd in the Northwest Division. The Timberwolves have won four straight games on the road and are 25-13 on the road this season.

Heading into their matchup with the Raptors, the Timberwolves are 18th in the league in scoring at 112.9 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.2 points compared to 114.5 on the road.

Minnesota’s offensive style is heavily reliant on the three-point shot, as they are 4th in three-point shooting percentage but just 23rd in three-point attempts. Overall, they are 9th in field goal percentage.

When it comes to pace, the Timberwolves are 23rd in the NBA at 96.9 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 16th in the league with an average of 26.5 per game.

On defense, the Timberwolves come into the game ranked 1st in the league in points allowed at 106.2 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 104.3 points per contest (11th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 50.6% while allowing 35.3% from downtown.

Despite being 15.5 point underdogs, we predict the Raptors to come out on top with a final score of 113-112.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Betting Tips

  • We like the Raptors on the moneyline (+888)
  • The Raptors are also our pick on the spread at +15.5
  • Projecting a combined 225 points, we like the over

Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report

  • Karl-Anthony Towns – Knee – Out
  • Jaylen Clark – Achilles – Out

Toronto Raptors Injury Report

  • Jakob Poeltl – Finger – Out
  • Chris Boucher – Knee – Out
  • Bruce Brown – Knee – Questionable
  • Jontay Porter – Personal – Out
  • Scottie Barnes – Hand – Out
  • D.J. Carton – Ankle – Out
  • Ochai Agbaji – Hip – Out

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