The Toronto Raptors (20-25) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (22-24) at Target Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 19, 2023. The Raptors are 5.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under in this matchup is 231.5.
How to bet Raptors vs. Timberwolves
Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Raptors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -212 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +176 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Raptors vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, January 19, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSNX
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Raptors vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Raptors are 22-23-0 against the spread this year. Toronto has been the favorite in 27 games this season and has come away with the win 14 times (51.9%) in those contests. Raptors games this year have hit the over 52.2% of the time (24 out of 46 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Timberwolves are 20-25-1 this season. Minnesota has won eight of the 21 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (38.1%). Timberwolves games this year have gone over the point total 47.8% of the time (22 out of 46 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Raptors: Dalano Banton: Questionable (Right Hip), Otto Porter: Out (Foot)
Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert: Out (Groin), Austin Rivers: Questionable (Knee), Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Hip), Taurean Prince: Questionable (Ankle), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
Offensively, Toronto is averaging 112.2 points per game (23rd-ranked in league). It is giving up 112.1 points per contest at the other end (ninth-ranked). The Raptors are putting up 112.9 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 111.4 points per contest. The Raptors’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 115.7 points per contest compared to the 112.2 they’ve averaged this season.
Toronto ranks second-worst in the NBA with a 32.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. Meanwhile, it is sinking 10.8 treys per game (25th-ranked in league). The Raptors are attempting 57.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.7% of the shots they’ve taken (and 73.4% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32.8 threes per contest, which are 36.3% of their shots (and 26.6% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
At 115.1 points scored per game and 115.6 points conceded, Minnesota is 12th in the NBA on offense and 19th defensively. At home the Timberwolves are putting up 117.3 points per game, 4.6 more than they are averaging away (112.7). While the Timberwolves are putting up 115.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their past 10 games, tallying 116.5 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Minnesota is 21st in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.3). It is 20th in 3-point percentage at 34.9%. The Timberwolves attempt 37.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.5% of the Timberwolves’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 73.5% are 2-pointers.
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