The Washington Wizards (2-7) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-4) Friday at Target Center for an 8 p.m. ET start. We analyze the Wizards-Timberwolves odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.
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Wizards at Timberwolves: Key injuries
- C Ian Mahinmi (Achilles) out
- PG Jeff Teague (illness) probable
- PG Shabazz Napier (hamstring) doubtful
- PF Jordan Bell (shoulder) questionable
Wizards at Timberwolves: Odds, lines, picks, and betting tips
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Timberwolves 123, Wizards 114
The -278 line for the home TIMBERWOLVES seems reasonable given that Minnesota is 3-2 at home and Washington is just 1-4 on the road.
Washington (+220) has an average scoring margin of minus-4.4 points per game and the Wizards just allowed 140 points to the Boston Celtics Wednesday night.
New to sports betting? A $10 bet on the TIMBERWOLVES to win outright returns a profit of $3.60. It’s chalky, but it’s better than trying to win with Washington.
Line/Against the Spread (ATS)
The TIMBERWOLVES ( -6.5, -115) is the play here. A Minnesota cover (win by seven or more points) returns a profit of $8.70.
Washington is 3-1-1 against the spread on the road and covers the spread by 3.8 points per game while Minnesota is 2-2-1 ATS at home and falls below the cover line by 2.2 points per contest. That is a bit concerning but Washington’s lack of defense eases that some. Take Minnesota and spot the points.
The Over/Under is set at 236.5. With the way Washington is allowing points, take a slight risk and bet the OVER (-129) Friday night. Minnesota yields over 116.2 points per game on its own.
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