Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4/3/2024

The Toronto Raptors (23-52) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (52-23) on Wednesday, April 3rd. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Raptors vs Timberwolves

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors is coming off a loss to the Lakers in their latest game, ending with a score of 128-111. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Raptors failed to cover the spread as +13.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 235.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Timberwolves, the Raptors are 23-52 overall. When playing on the road, the Raptors are 10-26 compared to 13-26 at home.

Toronto has an ATS record of 32-43 so far this season which includes their current four game losing streak vs. the spread. The Raptors have four straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 9-13 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Timberwolves defeated the Rockets with a final score of 113-106. The Timberwolves entered the game as -7.5-point favorites, but their 7 point victory fell short of covering the spread. Before the game, the over/under line was 214.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

In their last five games, the Timberwolves have gone 4-1 and have an overall record of 52-23. In the Western Conference, they are currently the 2nd ranked team and are 2nd in the Northwest division.

Minnesota comes in with an overall ATS record of 38-36 so far this season. The Timberwolves have failed to cover the spread in three straight games as the favorite and are 11-6 vs. the spread as the underdog.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

Through 75 games games, Toronto is averaging 112.7 points per game (20th).

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors are a middle-of-the-pack team, averaging 112.7 points per game (20th). However, they have been better on the road, where they average 116.1 points per game (10th).

So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.7% of their games. In terms of pace, Toronto is 13th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Raptors are 16th in field goal percentage (47%). Inside the arc, they are 5th in two-point shooting (54%). However, they are just 27th in three-point shooting (35%).

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota has recorded an average of 112.9 points per game (18th) throughout 75 games games.

At home this season, the Timberwolves are averaging 111.2 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 112.9 points per game. Minnesota has outscored the league average in 41.3% of their games.

When it comes to shooting, the Timberwolves are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 8th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Minnesota is 4th in three-point shooting at 38%.

On average, the Timberwolves are making 12.6 three-pointers per game, which is 15th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 23rd at 96.9 possessions per game. In terms of assists, Minnesota is 16th with 26.5 per game.

Raptors Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.5 points per game (24th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Raptors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.6% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.

Timberwolves Team Defense

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 106.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.6% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Raptors And Timberwolves

Our projections for today’s game indicate that RJ Barrett will be the primary scorer for the Raptors, with 19 points and going 7/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 19.7 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anthony Edwards to be the top scorer for the Timberwolves. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26 points per game.

Raptors vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Although Toronto has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 113 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 8-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 115 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have gone 1-9 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-10.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 0-3.

Raptors vs Timberwolves Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +15.5, the Raptors is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 214.5, and our model predicts the Raptors and Timberwolves to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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