The Toronto Raptors will look to collect a win for the seventh time in eight games against the Minnesota Timberwolves north of the border on Thursday. Oddsmakers initially set the Wolves as 7.5-point underdogs with a total of 214.5.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the Timberwolves’ last five games on the road against teams with winning records.
- The Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 7.5 or more.
- The Timberwolves are 3-8 SU and ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
It’s been the opposite story for Minnesota. New head coach Tom Thibodeau knew his young team was going to experience some growing pains, but it’s been tough sledding for Minny so far in 2016-17. The Timberwolves have dropped eight of their last 10 to slip nine games under .500 in the wake of a 105-91 home loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.
The teams split the two meetings last year, with Toronto claiming a 114-105 win at home on February 24. Minnesota is 0-12 SU and 3-9 ATS in its past 12 trips to Canada.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Minnesota Timberwolves listed as 8-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 214.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 120-97 win for the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Minnesota Timberwolves have seen them go 6-15 and 6-15 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are at 14-7 and 14-6-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Raptors are 15-6, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Minnesota injuries news.
The betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark have the No. 13-rated Minnesota Timberwolves taking on the No. 3-rated Toronto Raptors in this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves rank No. 28 in the league with 41.94 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 9.48 per game, while the Minnesota Timberwolves rate No. 21 with 8.29 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Minnesota suffered a 105-91 loss against San Antonio on Tuesday, getting 25 points from Zach LaVine in a losing effort at Target Center.
DeMar DeRozan was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 4 rebounds but Cleveland still won, 116-112, over Toronto on Monday at Air Canada Centre.
- Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- Minnesota is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
- Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- Toronto is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Minnesota home to Detroit, Friday, December 9th
Toronto at Boston, Friday, December 9th