Raptors vs Timberwolves Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, March 18, 2023

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The Toronto Raptors (34-36) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-36) as 10-point favorites on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on TSN. The matchup’s over/under is 224.

How to bet Raptors vs. Timberwolves

Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with oddsmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -464 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +350 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224 points.

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Raptors vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TSN
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

The Raptors are 34-35-1 against the spread this year. Toronto has come away with 24 wins in the 41 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Raptors have gone over the point total in 53.5% of their opportunities this year (38 times over 71 games with a set point total).

The Timberwolves have played 71 games, with 33 wins against the spread. Minnesota has won 18 of the 37 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (48.6%). Timberwolves games this season have hit the over 45.1% of the time (32 out of 71 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 60 24.2 7.7 5.9 0.9 0.5 1.4
Fred VanVleet 58 19.4 4.2 7 1.7 0.6 3.1
Gary Trent Jr. 61 17.7 2.6 1.6 1.6 0.2 2.5
OG Anunoby 56 16.7 5.1 1.9 2 0.7 2
Scottie Barnes 67 15.7 7 4.8 1 0.8 0.9

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 71 24.7 5.9 4.4 1.6 0.7 2.7
Rudy Gobert 59 13.8 11.5 1 0.8 1.4 0
Jaden McDaniels 68 11.9 3.9 2 0.9 1 1.3
Mike Conley 56 11.1 2.7 7.1 1.1 0.2 1.9
Naz Reid 62 10.7 4.9 1.1 0.6 0.8 1
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Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Dalano Banton: Out (Thumb), Christian Koloko: Questionable (Nose)

Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert: Probable (Ankle), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Austin Rivers: Probable (Back), Jaylen Nowell: Out (Knee), Naz Reid: Probable (Calf)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

Toronto owns a top-five defense this season, ranking fifth-best in the league with 112.1 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 21st with 112.8 points scored per contest. The Raptors are scoring 114.1 points per game this year in home games, which is 2.6 more points than they’re averaging away from home (111.5). The Raptors have seen a decrease in scoring lately, putting up 109.4 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.4 points fewer than the 112.8 they’ve scored this year.

Toronto ranks fifth-worst in the NBA with a 33.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, it is making 10.9 three-pointers per game (22nd-ranked in league). The Raptors are attempting 59 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 64.8% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 73.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32 treys per contest, which are 35.2% of their shots (and 26.2% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is 12th in the NBA in points scored (115.7 per game) and 18th in points allowed (115.9). At home, the Timberwolves average 116.2 points per game. Away, they score 115.2. The Timberwolves are averaging 115.9 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 115.7.

Minnesota is 15th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.1 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (36%). In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have taken 61.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 71.8% of the Timberwolves’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 28.2% have been 3-pointers.

Raptors vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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