The Minnesota Timberwolves (31-30) host the Charlotte Hornets (17-43) at Target Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, February 24, 2023. The Hornets are 6.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 240.5 points for this outing.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. Hornets
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -250 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +204 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 240.5 points.
Timberwolves vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, February 24, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Timberwolves have 28 wins against the spread in 61 games this year. Minnesota has been chosen as the favorite in 30 games this year and has walked away with the win 16 times (53.3%) in those games. The Timberwolves have gone over the point total in 46.7% of their opportunities this year (28 times in 60 games with a set point total).
In the Hornets’ 60 games this year, they have 24 wins against the spread. Charlotte has gone 11-35 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.9% of those games). The Hornets have gone over the point total 48.3% of the time this year (29 of 60 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||35||20.2||5.1||1.2||1.5||0.4||2.3|
Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf)
Hornets: Kelly Oubre: Probable (Hand), Terry Rozier: Probable (Hand), Cody Martin: Questionable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
On offense, Minnesota is posting 115.7 points per game (10th-ranked in league). It is giving up 115.8 points per contest on defense (19th-ranked). At home, the Timberwolves are putting up 3.2 more points per game (117.2) than they are when playing on the road (114). On offense, the Timberwolves have increased their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 118.7 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 115.7 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
So far this season, Minnesota is sinking 11.9 treys per game (16th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.6% (18th-ranked) from three-point land. The Timberwolves have taken 61.5% two-pointers and 38.5% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s baskets, 72.2% are two-pointers and 27.8% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
In 2022-23, Charlotte is 23rd in the league on offense (112.5 points scored per game) and third-worst defensively (118.9 points conceded). The Hornets are scoring fewer points at home (111.8 per game) than away (113.1). In their previous 10 games, the Hornets are scoring 114.9 points per contest, 2.4 more than their season average (112.5).
Beyond the arc, Charlotte is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.8). It is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.6%. The Hornets take 36% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 25.7% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 64% of their shots, with 74.3% of their makes coming from there.
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