The Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29) play host to the Washington Wizards (27-30) for a matchup at the Target Center on Thursday. The Minnesota Timberwolves will take the court as the sixth seed in the Western Conference, while the Washington Wizards are ranked tenth in the Eastern Conference. Fans could be in for a treat as the two teams have achieved a significant amount of points recently and should be raring to go once again here.
Form Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off an impressive 121-124 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The win extended their excellent form, leaving them with a 6-4 record for their last 10 games.
Heading into Thursday’s match, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been nothing special in their offensive production, clocking in at an average of 115.9 points per contest. The home defense has struggled to shut out opponents all year long, allowing 115.8 points per game on average and 114.8 points at Target Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look set for another round in the playoffs following a 31-29 season. Last year, the hosts clinched a postseason berth but failed to go deep, suffering a first-round exit. They currently rank sixth in the Western Conference and second in the Northwest Division.
Karl-Anthony Towns is the only reported injury concern for the Minnesota Timberwolves ahead of Thursday’s game.
Form Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards went 27-30 for the season last time out by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 101-126. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 6-4 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Washington Wizards will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 113.6 points per game this season. Defensively, the away team hasn’t been as effective in shutting out opponents recently, giving up 113.4 points in the last five matches and 113.5 points for the season.
Last year, the Washington Wizards finished their regular season with a 35-47 record. The visitors ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division, thus failing to qualify for the playoffs. This season, however, they currently hold the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed and a spot in the Play-In Tournament.
The Washington Wizards have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
The Washington Wizards had the upper hand in the previous standoff with the Minnesota Timberwolves, winning by a 142-127 margin at the Capital One Arena on November 2022. The Washington Wizards have a 7-3 record against the Minnesota Timberwolves from their last ten meetings. They have taken three wins out of four on the road.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Minnesota Timberwolves managed 118.8 points on average per game, while the Washington Wizards put 126.9 points on board.
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- Moneyline (ML): Washington Wizards (+140) | Minnesota Timberwolves (-160)
- Against the spread (ATS): Washington Wizards +3.0 (-105) | Minnesota Timberwolves -3.0 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 235.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Washington Wizards to win (2.40) on the moneyline.
The Minnesota Timberwolves go into Thursday’s game with the advantage, being given -160 moneyline odds. This suggests there is a 62% chance of the hosts coming out victorious. They have been successful in seven out of the last ten games at the Target Center, and their last game saw them beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-124. The Washington Wizards are the underdog, with a moneyline return of +140 for those betting on them to win. Despite this, they have an impressive 7-3 record when playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves in recent matchups and are coming off a victorious 101-126 win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Bet on the Washington Wizards for the outright moneyline win. The visitors have gone 7-3 in their past ten matchups against the Minnesota Timberwolves, winning the last game 142-127 at Capital One Arena on November 2022.
Against the Spread
Take the Washington Wizards +3.0 (1.95) to cover the spread.
The oddsmakers predict the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the game, but only by a slight margin. The hosts open up as the 3-point favorites. The Washington Wizards emerged victorious in three of their last four trips to the Target Center. The average margin of victory was 20.0 points.
This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone 28-31-1 ATS in all games. Their record at the Target Center is 17-15 ATS. In their previous ten games, the Minnesota Timberwolves went 6-4 ATS overall and 7-3 ATS in the last ten at home.
The Washington Wizards have a 16-14-1 ATS road record for the season, going 27-28-2 ATS in all games. The visitors are 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Take the Total over 235.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
Games between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards tend to be high-scoring affairs. The total averaged 245.7 points in their past ten matchups and 250.75 points in the last five at Target Center.
The total line is set at 235.0. The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Washington Wizards’s combined points total over their last ten encounters exceeded this 235.0 line eight times. Betting Over on the Total market returns odds of -110, which implies there is a 52% chance of a payout on Thursday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have gone 29-30 O/U for the season. The total went over in six of their last seven games. The total went under in three of the last five home games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-4 O/U across their last ten games overall.
The Washington Wizards have gone 12-17 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 27-27 O/U. Exactly half of the previous 10 road games went over, leaving the Washington Wizards 4-6 O/U in their last 10 home and away contests combined.