Pelicans Vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – January 25, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 25, 2023

The New Orleans Pelicans (26-22) will attempt to stop a three-game home losing skid when taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25) on January 25, 2023 at Smoothie King Center.

The betting facts in this article are based off odds valid as of January 25, 2023 at 9:01 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this game and Bet $5, Get $150 Win or Lose.

Pelicans Vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 25

Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: Out (Ankle), Naji Marshall: Probable (Toe), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Brandon Ingram: Probable (Toe), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)

Timberwolves: Taurean Prince: Out (Ankle), Rudy Gobert: Questionable (Groin), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pelicans (-2.5)
Total Pick Over (228.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Pelicans Vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Pelicans Avg. (Rank) Timberwolves Avg. (Rank)
115.6 (9th) Points Scored 115.3 (11th)
113.1 (14th) Points Allowed 115.6 (20th)
44.5 (7th) Rebounds 41 (27th)
11.3 (11th) Off. Rebounds 9.1 (25th)
11 (23rd) 3pt Made 11.6 (18th)
25.9 (9th) Assists 25.2 (12th)
14.6 (25th) Turnovers 15.2 (28th)

Best Betting Sites For Pelicans vs Timberwolves

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
CJ McCollum 43 21.1 4.5 5.7 1.0 0.6 2.9
Jonas Valančiūnas 48 14.8 9.9 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.6
Trey Murphy III 45 12.7 3.8 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.2
Naji Marshall 43 10.5 3.7 2.5 0.8 0.2 1.1
Herbert Jones 32 9.9 3.7 2.1 1.6 0.7 0.8

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 49 24.3 6.0 4.4 1.8 0.6 2.7
D’Angelo Russell 46 17.6 2.9 6.3 1.1 0.4 2.5
Rudy Gobert 40 13.3 11.6 0.8 0.9 1.3 0.0
Jaden McDaniels 46 11.5 3.8 1.9 1.1 1.1 1.2
Jaylen Nowell 49 11.2 2.6 2.1 0.7 0.1 1.1

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Pelicans are 24-24-0 this season.
  • New Orleans is 9-8 as 2.5-point favorites or more.
  • This season, 27 of the Pelicans’ 48 games have gone over the point total.
  • A total of 25 times so far this season, New Orleans and its opponent have combined to score more than 228.5 points.
  • The total for this game is 228.5, and that’s 0.2 points fewer than the average total in Pelicans games thus far this season.
  • The Timberwolves have 22 wins in 49 games against the spread this year.
  • As a 2.5-point underdog or more, Minnesota is 8-7 against the spread.
  • Out of 49 Timberwolves games so far this year, 24 have gone over the total.
  • Minnesota’s games have finished with over 228.5 points scored 24 times this year.
  • The average total points scored in Timberwolves games this year (228.5) is 2.4 points higher than the total for this matchup.
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