Toronto At Minnesota Odds, Free Pick & TV Info
With the NBA schedule set at 82 games, it stands to reason that most teams are going to have some swings in form along the way. It is only the most talented of teams that can navigate the season without going on a major downswing, and the rest usually need to find a way to claw themselves out of a skid at some stage in the season. That is where the Toronto Raptors find themselves right now. For most of the first half, Toronto sat a couple of games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference, a spot that they have since given up to the Celtics due to a dip in form. Toronto appear to be on the rise again, and they will be looking to keep things rolling when they head into Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Minnesota are currently sitting well off the playoff pace in the Western Conference, and need to start thinking about putting together a positive run if they are to find a way in. Get the latest NBA betting odds here.
In Depth Analysis On The Raptors At Timberwolves Odds, Free Pick & TV Info
When: Wednesday, February 8 at 8 PM EST
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Toronto Raptors
The Raptors began their skid back in the middle part of January with an unlikely loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. That defeat put them on a run that saw them lose 8 of 10 games, and ultimately give up the #2 seed to the Celtics. There are signs that they are ready to pull out of this slump, though, as they are coming into this one on a modest 2-game winning streak. It certainly helps that the Timberwolves are a team that they have dominated in recent years, with the Raptors beating them in 9 of their last 10 meetings. Toronto is coming off a big win versus the Clippers, and will be a firm favorite to win this one.
Why bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves are currently sitting 4.5 games off the playoff pace in the Western Conference, and are really doing very little to show that they might be able to close that gap. They are just 5-5 in their last 10 games, and come into this one on a 4-game losing skid. The Timberwolves are 4 games below .500 in their own building, which isn’t too awful when you take into account their overall record. The big problem that they have coming into this game is that they are just 7-18 overall against teams with a record of .500 or better. They are also a little lax on the defensive side of the court, which could be an issue against a Raptors offense that appears to have rediscovered its groove.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You simply cannot ignore the dominance that the Raptors have had over Minnesota in recent seasons, and you also cannot overlook just how much better the Raptors are offensively.