The Minnesota Timberwolves (43-33) meet the Toronto Raptors (43-32) Wednesday at the Scotiabank Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Timberwolves vs. Raptors odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
Minnesota has lost 3 of its last 4 games — 1-3 against the spread (ATS) — following a 4-game winning streak (4-0 ATS). The T-Wolves were drubbed by the Celtics 134-112 Sunday in Boston as 6-point road underdogs.
Toronto has won 4 of its last 5 (3-2 ATS) including 3 straight home games versus the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday (117-104), Indiana Pacers Saturday (131-91) and Celtics Monday (115-112 in overtime).
The Raptors upset the T-Wolves 103-91 in Minnesota Feb. 16 as 1.5-point road underdogs. Toronto outperformed Minnesota in three of the “four factors” and outscored the T-Wolves 31-17 in the fourth quarter.
Timberwolves at Raptors odds, spread and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:31 p.m. ET.
- Money line (ML): Timberwolves +122 (bet $100 to win $122) | Raptors -150 (bet $150 to win $100)
- Against the spread: Timberwolves +2.5 (-105) | Raptors -2.5 (-120)
- Over/Under: 228.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Timberwolves at Raptors key injuries
- SG Malik Beasley (ankle) out
- C Khem Birch (knee) questionable
Timberwolves at Raptors odds, lines, picks and predictions
Raptors 115, Timberwolves 109
PASS with a heavy “lean” towards the Raptors (-150) because this is at the fringe of my price range.
But, I’m confident enough in Toronto to lay the points at the moment and if we wait until closer to tip-off there could be a better price for the Raptors since money is pouring in on the Timberwolves (+122).
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