Free NBA Picks Today: New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/25/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/25/23
Wed 25th January 2023

The Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25, 8-15 Away), one of the NBA’s top shooting teams, are on the road to face the New Orleans Pelicans (26-22, 17-7 Home) on Wednesday. Minnesota was beaten by the Houston Rockets 119-114 at Toyota Center on Monday, their third loss in a row away from home.

Anthony Edwards was a top performer in defeat with 31 points. The Timberwolves are the ninth seed in the Western Conference. New Orleans is playing on back-to-back days after dropping their fifth in a row in a close one yesterday at Smoothie King Center, falling to the Denver Nuggets 99-98. CJ McCollum led the team in scoring in the loss with 20 points.

With 17 points, three assists, and one rebounds, Jose Alvarado also impressed. The Pelicans are fourth in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

New Orleans will be seeking a season sweep against Minnesota after winning the only prior meeting 119-118 at Smoothie King Center in December 2022.

Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 43 points and five assists. D’Angelo Russell had 27 points in the losing effort. Edwards is averaging 24.3 points per game to lead the T’Wolves in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.6 rebounds per game, third-most in the league, and Russell is dishing 6.3 assists.

McCollum has powered the Pels’ offense, averaging 21.1 points per game. McCollum also has tallied 5.7 assists per game. Jonas Valanciunas has posted 9.9 rebounds per game.

The Timberwolves are one of the most accurate teams from the field in the NBA, ranking fourth at 49.2%. The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Smoothie King Center (5-5).

New Orleans is looking to avoid a fourth consecutive home loss this season. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are 2-4 when playing two days in a row this season and 2-3 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Timberwolves are 5-2 with a rest advantage.

Minnesota is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.8 (117.9-116.1). New Orleans has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 114.1 points per game on average while scoring only 108.6 (-5.5 margin). The Pelicans are averaging 115.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 113.1.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Anderson: 22.8 | 16.7 | +6.1
Rudy Gobert: 17.5 | 25.8 | -8.2
Points per game:
D’Angelo Russell: 22.4 | 17.6 | +4.8
Rudy Gobert: 8.5 | 13.3 | -4.8
Rebounds per game:
Rudy Gobert: 8.5 | 11.6 | -3.1

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NO Pelicans (-135)

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