Minnesota Timberwolves at New Orleans Pelicans odds, picks and predictions

Kevin Erickson
Sportsbook Wire

The Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25) play the 2nd and final game of a Gulf Coast road trip against the New Orleans Pelicans (26-22) Wednesday. Tip-off from Smoothie King Center is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Timberwolves vs. Pelicans odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Timberwolves kicked off their 2-game mini trip with a 119-114 loss at Houston on Monday in the back end of a home-and-home set with the Rockets. That loss snapped a 3-0 against-the-spread (ATS) run for Minnesota.

The Pelicans are on a 5-game slide, including a 99-98 nail-biter loss against the Denver Nuggets in NOLA on Tuesday. While New Orleans has been on a losing skid, it has covered the past 2 games, and the Pels look to match a season-best 3-0 ATS run with a cover.

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Timberwolves at Pelicans odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 5:30 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML) : Timberwolves +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Pelicans -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS) : Timberwolves +2.5 (-115) | Pelicans -2.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under (O/U) : 231.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

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Timberwolves at Pelicans key injuries


  • C Rudy Gobert (groin) questionable
  • G Jordan McLaughlin (calf) out
  • F Taurean Prince (ankle) out
  • C Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) out


  • Not yet submitted

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Timberwolves at Pelicans picks and predictions


Pelicans 119, Timberwolves 114


The PELICANS (-130) are worth a look if you don't want to bother with the points. The Timberwolves have some injury concerns, especially if Gobert cannot go. The "Stifle Tower" is averaging 13.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in his 40 games this season. If Gobert is out, it will open up the paint for the Pelicans to do their thing.

Against the spread

PELICANS -2.5 (-105) is worth a play despite that they are coming in on no rest. While NOLA is 2-5 ATS in the past 7 games on no rest, it is 5-1 ATS in the past 6 games against teams with a losing straight-up record and 6-2 ATS in the past 8 home games against teams with a losing road mark.


OVER 231.5 (-105) is worth a look based on the series trends, including an impressive 15-3 in the previous 18 meetings.

The Over has also cashed in 6 of the past 8 road games for the T'Wolves and is 5-2 in their past 7 against winning teams.

The Over is 7-3 in the past 10 home games for the Pelicans while going 5-2 in their last 7 on no rest and 4-1 in their last 5 against losing teams.

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