Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) vs Toronto Raptors (4-0)Date : 10/24/2018
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Air Canada Centre
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors
The undefeated Raptors will welcome the Wolves to Air Canada Centre, the Raptors are coming off a dominant win over the Hornets while the Wolves picked up a win against the Pacers in their last time out. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Minnesota Timberwolves's Latest Performance :
The Wolves will hit the road for one game as they are trying to win back to back game for the first time this season. In their last time out the Wolves were able to defeat the Pacers and are starting show signs that they are still a legit contender in the West despite what is going on behind closed doors. Jimmy Butler came back from his day’s rest and scored 20 points. It is still uncertain that Jimmy will be traded in the next few weeks but it is good to see that he is giving it his best despite what is going to happen in the future. With Wiggins not in the starting lineup in this game look for Derrick Rose to have a good game as in his last time out when Jimmy went down, he had 28 points. Karl-Anthony Towns got his first double-double of the season by putting up 17 points and grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds. He came out recently and stated that he will be the best player in the league one day he doesn’t lack confidence in his game.
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors are looking strong as ever under their new coach Nick Nurse. The Raptors has shown long periods of offensive excellence already, but this was easily the most dominant defensive performance of the year with a win over the Hornets. This is the same team that won the east the previous year and they have added the second best player on the planet in Kawhi Leonard. He finished the game with 22 points shooting 9-of-14 from the floor with four threes. It is great to see that Leonard is returning to form after a disappointing season last year. He will be matched up against Jimmy Bulter. Danny Green hit four three-pointers while shooting 6-for-8 from the floor with his three-point shooting Green helps the Raptors massively in terms of floor spacing. Kyle Lowry hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 16 points, it was back-to-back double-doubles for Lowry and the 14 dimes were a season-high, he is doing just fine playing alongside Kawhi. Playing against the Wolves the Raptors will have to rely on their bigs (Ibaka and Valanciunas) to stop Towns. Valanciunas is coming off a 17/10 effort off the bench.
How Minnesota Timberwolves & Toronto Raptors Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Raptors are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Timberwolves are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Raptors
My reason for the pick :
The Raptors will remain undefeated as they will beat the Wolves at home. It will be tough for the Wolves to come up with a win in this one because they are playing without Wiggins. The Timberwolves have also struggled in recent visits to Toronto, losing 14 straight since 2004. For the Raptors, everything seems to be clicking Kawhi is returning into form it is going to hard for any team to take down the Raptors with the way they are playing. The Raptors will win five games in a row over the Wolves at home.
Betting trends for Minnesota Timberwolves:
- Timberwolves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.