The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to face off against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday in Charlotte. As professional NBA handicappers, we have carefully analyzed the pre-game information to provide our expert opinion and free pick for this matchup.
The Hornets are dealing with a few injuries, including Cody Martin’s knee and possibly F Kelly Oubre Jr. (hand) and G Terry Rozier (hand).
The Timberwolves will be without C Karl-Anthony Towns due to a calf injury.
We predict that the Timberwolves will come out on top with a final score of 117-108.
While the Timberwolves are the favorites to win, the moneyline offers no value for a bet on them at (-230).
Against The Spread:
The Timberwolves have been performing well lately, especially after having three or more days of rest. They have gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. On the other hand, the Hornets have struggled on the road with an 8-25 record away from home this season. They have gone 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and have a 2-6 ATS record in their last eight contests overall. We recommend taking the Timberwolves to cover the spread at -5 (-115).
The Hornets have been struggling offensively, ranking 24th in the league with 112.5 points per game. Additionally, the Under is 2-7 in their last 9 games overall and 8-2 in their last 10 games following an outing in which they gave up 100 points or more. The Timberwolves have also been leaning towards the Under in their previous 8 home games with a record of 6-1-1. We predict that the total score will be UNDER 241.5 (-112).
Based on our analysis, we predict that the Timberwolves will win and cover the spread, with the game going under the total points line. As always, please remember to gamble responsibly and only bet what you can afford to lose. Don’t forget to sign up for our email to receive more free NBA picks in the future.
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