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    The Minnesota Timberwolves (16-18) are underdogs (+7.5) as they try to end a three-game losing streak when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (21-12) at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Smoothie King Center. The contest airs on BSNO and BSN. The matchup has an over/under set at 232.5 points.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pelicans vs. Timberwolves

    • Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BSNO and BSN
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Arena: Smoothie King Center
    Pelicans vs Timberwolves Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Pelicans -7.5 232.5

    Pelicans Betting Stats & Information

    • The Pelicans have been favored on the moneyline 22 total times this season. They’ve finished 15-7 in those games.
    • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -298 or shorter, New Orleans has gone 5-2 (71.4% win percentage).
    • The Pelicans are 18-15-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Pelicans are 3-4 against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • The average point total for New Orleans’ games this season is 2.3 fewer points than the over/under of 232.5 in this matchup.
    • Pelicans games have gone over the point total in 19 out of 34 opportunities (55.9%).

    Minnesota Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, the Timberwolves have been the underdog 15 times and won five, or 33.3%, of those games.
    • Minnesota has played as an underdog of +237 or more once this season and lost that game.
    • The Timberwolves have covered the spread 13 times in 34 games with a set spread.
    • The Timberwolves have not covered a spread when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs (0-1).
    • The average point total for Minnesota this season is 2.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
    • Timberwolves games have gone over the total 15 times this year.

    Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Season Stat Comparison

    Pelicans Rank Pelicans AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
    3rd 117.8 Points Scored 114.6 11th
    14th 112.4 Points Allowed 115.6 21st
    5th 45.5 Rebounds 42.6 21st
    8th 11.8 Off. Rebounds 9.3 21st
    21st 11.4 3pt Made 11.2 23rd
    3rd 27.1 Assists 26 10th
    22nd 14.6 Turnovers 15.9 28th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    New Orleans Pelicans Leaders

    • Zion Williamson leads active Pelicans players in scoring, tallying 25.2 points per game to go with 7.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists.
    • Jonas Valanciunas adds 13.9 points, 1.8 assists and 9.4 rebounds per contest. CJ McCollum puts up 19.3 points, 6.1 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game.
    • The Pelicans get 2.5 three-pointers per game out of McCollum.

    Minnesota Timberwolves Leaders

    • Anthony Edwards scores 23.4 points per game, while also pulling down six rebounds and dishing out 4.5 assists per game.
    • D’Angelo Russell adds 16.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game to the team’s offensive output, while Rudy Gobert records 13.9 points, 12.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.
    • Edwards is the top shooter from distance for the Timberwolves (among active players), hitting 2.6 threes per game.
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