Timberwolves vs Wizards Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, February 16, 2023

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29) host the Washington Wizards (27-30) at Target Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 16, 2023. The Wizards are 3-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set at 235 points for this matchup.

How to bet Timberwolves vs. Wizards

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -146 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +124 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 235 points.

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Timberwolves vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Timberwolves vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Timberwolves are 28-30-2 against the spread this year. Minnesota has been victorious in 16, or 55.2%, of the 29 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Timberwolves have eclipsed the over/under in 49.1% of their opportunities this year (28 times in 57 games with a set point total).

The Wizards are 27-29-1 against the spread this year. Washington has been the underdog on the moneyline 34 total times this season. DC has finished 13-21 in those games. Wizards games this year have gone over the total in 28 of 57 opportunities (49.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Timberwolves Leaders
Anthony Edwards 60 24.7 5.9 4.5 1.6 0.6 2.7
Rudy Gobert 49 13.2 11.4 0.9 0.8 1.3 0
Jaden McDaniels 57 11.4 3.8 2.1 1 1 1.2
Jaylen Nowell 60 11.1 2.7 2.1 0.7 0.1 1.1
Mike Conley 45 10.7 2.5 7.6 1 0.2 1.8


Wizards Leaders
Kristaps Porzingis 49 23 8.7 2.6 0.9 1.5 2
Bradley Beal 35 22.7 3.5 5.2 0.8 0.7 1.7
Kyle Kuzma 52 21.5 7.6 4 0.5 0.5 2.5
Monte Morris 49 10.4 3.4 5.3 0.7 0.2 1.4
Corey Kispert 49 9.4 2.7 1.3 0.6 0.1 1.8
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Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert: Questionable (Groin), Kyle Anderson: Questionable (Back), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

Wizards: None

What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is posting 115.9 points per game (10th-ranked in NBA) this season, while ceding 115.8 points per contest (19th-ranked). The Timberwolves are averaging 117.5 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 114 points per contest. The Timberwolves’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 119.2 points per contest compared to the 115.9 they’ve averaged this season.

Minnesota is 16th in the NBA with 12 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 18th with a 35.7% shooting percentage from three-point land. In terms of shot breakdown, the Timberwolves have taken 61.4% two-pointers (accounting for 72% of the team’s baskets) and 38.6% threes (28%).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

In 2022-23, Washington is 18th in the NBA on offense (113.6 points scored per game) and 15th defensively (113.5 points allowed). The Wizards are scoring fewer points at home (113.2 per game) than on the road (114). The Wizards are putting up 117.5 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 113.6.

Washington makes 11.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 19th and 17th, respectively, in the league. The Wizards take 63.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.9% of the Wizards’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 27.1% are 3-pointers.

Timberwolves vs. Wizards Predictions and Pick

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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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