New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 3/11/2021 Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on March 11, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) will try to break a nine-game losing streak when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (15-21) on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Smoothie King Center as 8-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-N. The point total in the matchup is set at 239.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -8 -110 -110 239 -110 -110
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Head to Head

New Orleans holds a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups with Minnesota.

Pelicans vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/23/2021 Pelicans Timberwolves -8.5 216.5 -375 294 Regular Season 120-110 MIN
3/8/2020 Pelicans Timberwolves -7 247.5 -290 234 Regular Season 120-107 NO
3/3/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -11 247.5 -611 453 Regular Season 139-134 MIN
12/18/2019 Timberwolves Timberwolves -3 230 -154 127 Regular Season 107-99 NO
2/8/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 122-117 NO
2/8/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 122-117 NO
1/12/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 110-106 MIN
1/12/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 110-106 MIN
12/31/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 123-114 NO
12/31/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 123-114 NO

Pelicans Betting Information

  • New Orleans has covered in just 16 of 37 matchups this season.
  • When favored by at least 8 points, the Pelicans have struggled to a 1-3 record ATS this season.
  • In 25 of 37 (67.6%) contests this season, New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over.
Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

Timberwolves Betting Information

  • Minnesota has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 12-21-2 ATS.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 18 of 35 (51.4%).
Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • In 32.4% of their opportunities this season (12 of 37 chances), the Pelicans and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 239 points.
  • Minnesota has played in nine games this year (out of 36 total matchups — 25% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 239 points.
  • These teams average a combined 223.2 points per game, 15.8 less points than the total of 239 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 6.2 less points per game (232.8) than this matchup’s over/under of 239 points.
  • The Pelicans’ average point total in outings this season is 230.8, 8.2 points below the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Timberwolves this year is 14.1 points less than this game’s over/under.
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Pelicans Leaders

  • Zion Williamson leads the Pelicans in scoring, averaging 25.6 points per game.
  • Steven Adams paces New Orleans with 8.9 rebounds per game and Lonzo Ball leads the squad with 5.1 assists per matchup.
  • The Pelicans are led by Ball from long distance. He makes 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • New Orleans’ steals leader is Ball, who averages 1.3 per game. Brandon Ingram leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks a game.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns is at the top of the Timberwolves scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 22.0 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game this season.
  • Ricky Rubio puts in work handing out assists and is Minnesota’s assist leader with 6.4 per game.
  • D’Angelo Russell leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Rubio is at the top of Minnesota’s steals hierarchy with 1.2 steals per game and Towns leads the squad in blocks with 1.7 per game.
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