Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds & Game Analysis | November 22


By Lester Mackay | November 21, 2021, 9:39 pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-9) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (3-15) at Smoothie King Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, November 22, 2021. The Timberwolves are 2-point favorites in the game.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans in which the Timberwolves are currently the pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Minnesota Vs. New Orleans Moneyline Betting Action

Timberwolves vs Pelicans Moneyline Action
Timberwolves Pelicans
Bet % 78% 22%
Stake % 69% 31%

Timberwolves stats and betting info

Betting trends for Minnesota

  • So far this season, Minnesota has put together a 7-9-0 record against the spread.
  • The Timberwolves have a 4-3 record against the spread this season when favored by 2 points or more.
  • Minnesota has hit the over in five of its 16 games with a set total (31.2%).
  • The Timberwolves have won 62.5% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (5-3).
  • Minnesota has a 5-2 record (winning 71.4% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -130 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Timberwolves’ implied win probability is 56.5%.

Key players for Minnesota

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 23.1 PTS, 9.3 REB, 1.4 STL, 1.1 BLK, 50.8 FG%, 46.1 3PT% (47-for-102)
  • Anthony Edwards: 22.5 PTS, 1.3 STL, 43.3 FG%, 35.7 3PT% (50-for-140)
  • D’Angelo Russell: 18.8 PTS, 5.5 AST, 39.3 FG%, 33.9 3PT% (41-for-121)
  • Patrick Beverley: 8.5 PTS, 46.9 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (18-for-51)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt: 5.0 PTS, 1.2 STL, 52.4 FG%

Timberwolves Injuries: Josh Okogie: Day To Day (Back), Naz Reid: Day To Day (Foot)

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Pelicans stats and betting info

Betting trends for New Orleans

  • Minnesota’s ATS record is 7-9-0 this season.
  • The Timberwolves have a 4-3 record against the spread this season when favored by 2 points or more.
  • Minnesota has hit the over in five of its 16 games with a set total (31.2%).
  • The Pelicans have won three, or 17.6%, of the 17 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • New Orleans has entered 16 games this season as the underdog by +106 or more and is 3-13 in those contests.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 48.5% chance of a victory for the Pelicans.

Key players for New Orleans

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 19.4 PTS, 12.9 REB, 51.4 FG%, 56.4 3PT% (22-for-39)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 14.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 37.3 FG%, 28.9 3PT% (37-for-128)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 15.3 PTS, 5.1 AST, 1.2 STL, 38.9 FG%, 35.9 3PT% (47-for-131)
  • Josh Hart: 11.6 PTS, 50.8 FG%, 41.2 3PT% (14-for-34)
  • Herbert Jones: 6.0 PTS, 1.2 STL, 48.1 FG%, 35.7 3PT% (5-for-14)

Pelicans Injuries: Daulton Hommes: Day To Day (Leg), Zion Williamson: Out (Foot), Devonte’ Graham: Day To Day (Foot)

Pick for Timberwolves vs. Pelicans

An in-depth statistical analysis combined with the betting split data from regulated betting sites favors the Timberwolves to win over the Pelicans.

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