The Minnesota Timberwolves (11-12) host the Indiana Pacers (13-11) at Target Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The Timberwolves are 4.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. A 236.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. Pacers
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -182 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +153 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 236.5 points.
Timberwolves vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSNX
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. Pacers Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are 8-15-0 against the spread this season. Minnesota has been victorious in nine, or 56.2%, of the 16 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Timberwolves games this year have eclipsed the over/under 41.7% of the time (10 out of 24 games with a set point total).
The Pacers have played 24 games, with 14 wins against the spread. Indiana is 9-9 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games). Pacers games this year have hit the over on 11 of 24 set point totals (45.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves vs. Pacers Injury Report
Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: Questionable (Groin), Myles Turner: Questionable (Hamstring), T.J. McConnell: Questionable (Illness), James Johnson: Questionable (Elbow), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota is eighth in the NBA with 115 points per game so far this season. At the other end of the court, it ranks 25th with 116.1 points allowed per game. When playing at home, the Timberwolves are scoring 1.5 more points per game (115.6) than they are on the road (114.1). The Timberwolves have been scoring 117.3 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 115 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Minnesota ranks 22nd in the NBA by making 11.1 treys per contest, but it sports a 32.6% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks fourth-worst in the league. The Timberwolves have taken 61.2% two-pointers and 38.8% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s baskets, 73.8% are two-pointers and 26.2% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
On offense Indiana is the eighth-ranked squad in the league (115 points per game). Defensively it is 24th (115.9 points conceded per game). The Pacers average 118 points per game at home, and 112.4 away. The Pacers are putting up 112.7 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 2.3 fewer points than their average for the season (115).
In 2022-23 Indiana is fifth-best in the league in 3-point makes (14.3 per game), and it ranks No. 15 in 3-point percentage (35.7%). The Pacers take 55.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 44.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 65% of the Pacers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 35% are 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Timberwolves, and we expect that Pacers will cover the spread (Timberwolves -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236.5 points.
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