Wizards-Timberwolves odds: Minnesota an easy favorite at home

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

Wizards

  • C Ian Mahinmi (Achilles) out

Timberwolves

  • 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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Prediction

Timberwolves 123, Wizards 114

Moneyline (ML)

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.

Over/Under (O/U)

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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