Raptors vs. Timberwolves Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Raptors vs. Timberwolves Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 18, 2023

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The Toronto Raptors (34-36) take the court as 10-point favorites against the Minnesota Timberwolves (35-36) on March 18, 2023. The matchup has a point total of 223.5.

Raptors vs. Timberwolves Odds

  • Raptors odds to win: -458
  • Timberwolves odds to win: +350
  • Spread: Raptors (-10)
  • Total: 223.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: TSN and BSN

Who Will Win Raptors vs. Timberwolves?

Raptors and Timberwolves Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Raptors have a 3-2 record against the spread this season when favored by 10 points or more.

These teams average a combined 228.5 points per game, 5.0 more points than the over/under of 223.5 set for this game.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.5 more points per game (228) than this game’s over/under of 223.5 points.

The average point total for Raptors games this year is 1.4 more points than the total of 223.5 in this matchup.

Minnesota’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 231.6 points, 8.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, Toronto has put together a 34-35-1 record against the spread.

The Timberwolves are 33-36-2 against the spread this season.

Raptors Stats & Insights

The Raptors average 112.8 points per game (21st in the league) while allowing 112.1 per contest (fifth in the NBA). They have a +46 scoring differential overall.

The Raptors are 17th in the league at 42.9 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 42.3 their opponents average.

Toronto connects on 10.9 three-pointers per game (22nd in the league) at a 33.9% rate (26th in the NBA), compared to the 12.3 per contest its opponents make while shooting 37.7% from deep.

The Raptors average 111.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (15th in the league), and allow 111.8 points per 100 possessions (14th in the NBA).

The Raptors have been better offensively at home, where they score 114.1 points per game, compared to road games, where they record 111.5 per game. Defensively, they are better at home, where they allow 110.7 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow opponents to score 113.5 per game.

Timberwolves Stats & Insights

The Timberwolves score 115.7 points per game (12th in NBA) and allow 115.9 (18th in league) for a -11 scoring differential overall.

Minnesota falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 3.2 boards. It collects 41.7 rebounds per game (23rd in league) compared to its opponents’ 44.9.

The Timberwolves hit 12.1 three-pointers per game (15th in the league) at a 36% rate (16th in NBA), compared to the 12.7 their opponents make, shooting 37.1% from beyond the arc.

The Timberwolves’ 111 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 21st in the NBA, and the 111 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 12th in the league.

At home Minnesota is scoring 116.2 points per game, one more than it is averaging on the road (115.2).

Raptors Key Players to Watch

Pascal Siakam leads active Raptors players in scoring, tallying 24.2 points per game to go with 7.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists.

Jakob Poeltl adds 12.7 points, three assists and 9.1 rebounds per outing. Fred VanVleet puts up 19.4 points, seven assists and 4.2 rebounds a game.

VanVleet makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Raptors, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.1 per contest.

OG Anunoby averages two steals per game, while Poeltl swats 1.3 shots per contest.

Timberwolves Key Players to Watch

Anthony Edwards pours in 24.7 points per game and also tacks on 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest.

This season, Rudy Gobert has a statline that includes 13.8 points, one assist and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Edwards hits 2.7 treys per game.

The Timberwolves’ defensive efforts get a lift from Edwards (1.6 steals per game) and Gobert (1.4 blocks per game).

Raptors vs. Timberwolves Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Timberwolves (+ 10)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (223.5)

  • Prediction:
    Raptors 116 – Timberwolves 112

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