New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup 1/3/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (24-8) host the New Orleans Pelicans (20-14) at Target Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. The Pelicans are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has an over/under of 222 points.

Matchup

Odds Comparison

Over/Under History
Season Home Away
17-18-0 9-10-0 8-8-0
17-15-1 6-9-1 11-6-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
220 or Less 2-3-0 2-0-0 0-3-0 9-1-0 4-0-0 5-1-0
220.5 to 225 4-2-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 5-6-0 4-2-0 1-4-0
225.5 to 229 5-3-0 2-2-0 3-1-0 1-4-1 0-2-1 1-2-0
229.5 to 235 3-4-0 3-1-0 0-3-0 2-3-0 0-2-0 2-1-0
235.5 to 240 5-3-0 3-3-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0
240.5 and over 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
Against the Spread(ATS) History
Season Home Away
20-15-0 12-7-0 8-8-0
18-14-1 9-6-1 9-8-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
-10.5 or More 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 0-0-0
-7 to -10 0-4-0 0-3-0 0-1-0 4-1-0 4-1-0 0-0-0
-3.5 to -6.5 7-3-0 4-2-0 3-1-0 1-6-0 0-3-0 1-3-0
-0.5 to -3 2-3-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 3-1-1 1-0-1 2-1-0
0 to 3 4-2-0 3-0-0 1-2-0 4-3-0 2-0-0 2-3-0
+3.5 to +6.5 3-2-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 4-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0
+7 to +10 3-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
+10.5 or more 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 8-7 53.3% 46.7 114.9
Underdog 8-6 57.1% 64.3 115.7
After Win 8-6 57.1% 50 114.8
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 14-1 93.3% 63.3 113
Favorite 19-4 82.6% 58.7 114
After Win 16-4 80% 50 112.9

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.7 29.8 28.3 28.3 26.3
112.7 28.6 27.8 29.3 27
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
110.6 26.8 26.9 29.5 27.4
109.8 28.8 27 27.3 26.7
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
109 27.5 25.5 29.2 26.8
114 29.3 28.6 28 28.1
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.8 28.4 28.8 27.9 27.7
110.2 27.7 27.4 28.6 26.5

New Orleans Pelicans Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
1/3/24 NO 112 vs BKN 85 -5.5 227.5 46.6% 18 17 41% 16 35.7% 8 18 25.6% 12
1/1/24 NO 129 vs LAL 109 -5.5 233 51.7% 27 12 50% 11 47.6% 25 4 31.2% 13
12/29/23 NO 112 vs UTA 105 -9 239 54.9% 15 6 37% 14 42.4% 25 17 30.8% 18
12/24/23 NO 104 vs HOU 106 -7.5 226.5 46.3% 29 13 25.8% 16 42.7% 35 13 31% 11
12/22/23 NO 123 @ CLE 104 +3.5 224.5 54.7% 16 7 42.9% 9 47.1% 8 6 38.6% 11

Minnesota Timberwolves Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
12/31/23 MIN 108 vs LAL 106 -4 227.5 50% 24 7 35.3% 19 42% 32 8 29.2% 10
12/29/23 MIN 118 vs DAL 110 -12 228 51.4% 34 6 51.5% 22 44.4% 19 13 42.4% 16
12/22/23 MIN 118 vs LAL 111 -8 221.5 48.3% 25 9 38.9% 14 49.4% 24 7 41.7% 17
12/21/23 MIN 113 @ PHI 127 -4 226 51.2% 24 9 36% 18 53.6% 32 7 36.4% 12
12/19/23 MIN 112 @ MIA 108 +1.5 217 49.4% 19 12 37.9% 13 47.1% 18 8 36.7% 14

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: BSN
  • Favorite: Timberwolves (-5.5)
  • Total: 222

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Matchup Statistics

  • The Timberwolves put up only 0.9 more points per game (113) than the Pelicans allow (112.1).
  • The Timberwolves' +176 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 5.5 points per game) is a result of scoring 113 points per game (21st in the NBA) while allowing 107.5 per outing (first in the league).
  • The Pelicans are outscoring opponents by 3.8 points per game, with a +126 scoring differential overall. They put up 115.9 points per game (12th in NBA) and allow 112.1 per contest (10th in league).
  • Minnesota is averaging 113 points per game when playing at home. In away games, it is playing better on offense, averaging 113.1 points per contest.
  • In 2023-24 New Orleans is scoring 1.7 more points per game at home (116.6) than on the road (114.9).
  • The Timberwolves have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 113.7 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.7 points more than the 113 they've scored this year.
  • In their previous 10 games, the Pelicans are scoring 120.8 points per game, 4.9 more than their season average (115.9).

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Previous Meetings

Timberwolves vs Pelicans (Last 10 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
12/11/2023 Pelicans -4 222.5 -170 +142 121-107 NO
11/18/2023 Timberwolves -7.5 219.5 -298 +240 121-120 MIN
11/8/2023 Timberwolves -9.5 215.5 -440 +340 122-101 MIN
4/9/2023 Timberwolves -3 226 -155 +135 113-108 MIN
1/25/2023 Pelicans -2.5 228.5 -140 +120 111-102 MIN
12/28/2022 Pelicans -6.5 233.5 -240 +200 119-118 NO

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Anthony Edwards is averaging 26.3 points, 5.1 assists and 5.3 rebounds.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.4 points, 2.9 assists and 9.2 boards.
  • Rudy Gobert averages 12.8 points, 12.1 boards and 1.2 assists.
  • Mike Conley is averaging 11.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists. Defensively, he averages 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Naz Reid is averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 boards and 1 assists.

Pelicans Leaders

  • Brandon Ingram's numbers on the season are 23.2 points, 4.7 boards and 5.4 assists per game. He is also sinking 50.7% of his shots from the field and 36% from beyond the arc, with an average of 1.4 triples.
  • The Pelicans receive 14.4 points per game from Jonas Valanciunas, plus 9.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
  • Zion Williamson's numbers on the season are 22.8 points, 6.2 boards and 4.6 assists per contest. He is sinking 57.8% of his shots from the field.
  • CJ McCollum averages 20.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists. He is making 46.9% of his shots from the floor and 42.9% from beyond the arc, with 3.5 triples per contest.
  • The Pelicans get 10.2 points per game from Herbert Jones, plus 3.8 boards and 2.5 assists.

Pelicans vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

  • Timberwolves Injuries: Jaylen Clark: Out (Achilles)
  • Pelicans Injuries: Matt Ryan: Out (Elbow), Trey Murphy III: Out (Knee)