Timberwolves at Pelicans 12/31/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:14 PM ET

Timberwolves at Pelicans 12/31/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Minnesota Timberwolves will play the back half of a back-to-back on Monday when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans. The T-Wolves play on the road against Miami on Sunday. Minnesota lost its most recent outing 123-120 to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves in the loss with 31 points.

New Orleans lost it last outing on Saturday to the Houston Rockets 108-104.Anthony Davis did not appear to be himself after scoring 48 points the previous night in a win over Dallas. Davis attempted just five shots during the first half and scored just 22 points in the game. Julius Randle led New Orleans with 23 points and 11 rebounds Karl-Anthony Towns is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for Minnesota with averages of 21.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.9 points per game. Jeff Teague leads in assists with an average of 8.3 per game. Minnesota is shooting 45.0% from the field and 36.0% from three-point territory.

Anthony Davis is leading the Pelicans in scoring, rebounding and blocks with averages of 28.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Jrue Holiday is leading the team in assists with an average of 8.7 per game. New Orleans is shooting 47.4% from the field and 34.7% from three-point territory.

Minnesota has failed to cover 7 of the last 10 played in New Orleans. The Timberwolves have failed to cover 13 of the last 20 versus teams from the Southwest division. New Orleans has covered the number in 8 of the last 11 at home versus teams with road winning percentages of less than .400. Home-cooking helps as the home team (Pelicans) has covered 16 of the last 22 between the two teams. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans Pelicans win and cover ATS 123-116.

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