The Pick: Timberwolves +2.5 at -110 (Unibet)
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be looking for a win on the road when they face the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023. The Pelicans, who are in the midst of a moderate losing streak, will host the game with a start time of 8:00 PM ET.
The Timberwolves are heading into the game as one-possession underdogs, with the spread set at +2.5 (Unibet). They look like a good pick on the moneyline except for an injury concern with Rudy Gobert. Instead of the moneyline, bettors should be playing it safe and taking the points on the Timberwolves in this one amidst the Pelicans’ slump.
Timberwolves @ Pelicans – NBA: Game at a Glance
- Minnesota 24-25 overall: +2.5 (Unibet)
- Timberwolves' moneyline betting odds: +114
- New Orleans 26-22 overall: -2.5 (Unibet)
- Pelicans' moneyline betting odds: -136
- Game time: Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 @ 8:00 PM ET
The Minnesota Timberwolves will enter the game with an overall record of 24-25 on the season. They have been playing for several weeks without Karl-Anthony Towns.
Minnesota certainly has not fared that poorly without him over the last few weeks. The Timberwolves started the month at 16-21 and have improved to 24-25 since that time. The playoffs are by no means out of the question for this team. However, they entered Wednesday with concern over Rudy Gobert and a groin injury.
New Orleans Pelicans: Recent Form Alert
- New Orleans Pelicans were 24-15 (January 6th, 2023)
- Heading into this game they are 26-22
- The Pelicans are 2-7 in their last nine games
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-22 on the season. The Pels enter Wednesday having played a tough game on Tuesday where they struggled to score. CJ McCollum logged 36 minutes in the game against Denver and he might be sluggish on Wednesday. You take McCollum’s effectiveness down just one peg and the Pelicans are in big trouble.
This is, after all, a team that has struggled without Zion Williamson. It’s still not clear when he will return and that means the Pelicans’ season is actually in jeopardy. Losers of five straight, they cannot be backed against an in-form Minnesota team on Wednesday. Our recommendation is to take the points on the underdog Minnesota team.
Timberwolves vs Pelicans betting recommendation
- Minnesota +2.5 at odds of -110 with Unibet
- Further reading: Our recent NBA Power Rankings