The Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29) play host to the Washington Wizards (27-30) for a matchup at the Target Center on Thursday. The Washington Wizards hit the road with the Eastern Conference’s tenth-best record, while the Minnesota Timberwolves rank sixth in the Western Conference. This will be the second and final regular season matchup between these teams, with the Washington Wizards leading the series 1-0.
Minnesota Timberwolves VS Washington Wizards Betting expert picks
Minnesota Timberwolves VS Washington Wizards Moneyline
Take the Washington Wizards to win (2.40) on the moneyline.
The Minnesota Timberwolves go into Thursday’s game with the advantage, being given -160 moneyline odds. This suggests there is a 62% chance of the hosts coming out victorious. They have been successful in seven out of the last ten games at the Target Center, and their last game saw them beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-124. The Washington Wizards are the underdog, with a moneyline return of +140 for those betting on them to win. Despite this, they have an impressive 7-3 record when playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves in recent matchups and are coming off a victorious 101-126 win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Bet on the Washington Wizards for the outright moneyline win. The visitors have gone 7-3 in their past ten matchups against the Minnesota Timberwolves, winning the last game 142-127 at Capital One Arena on November 2022.
Minnesota Timberwolves VS Washington Wizards Spread
Take the Washington Wizards +3.0 (1.95) to cover the spread.
The Maryland sports betting operators predict the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the game, but only by a slight margin. The hosts open up as the 3-point favorites. The Washington Wizards were the dominant team in their last four trips to the Target Center. They won three times by a 20.0-point margin on average.
This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone 28-31-1 ATS in all games. Their record at the Target Center is 17-15 ATS. In recent matchups against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves went 56-43 ATS. They have covered the spread in six of their latest ten games.
The Washington Wizards have a 16-14-1 ATS road record for the season, going 27-28-2 ATS in all games. The visitors are 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Minnesota Timberwolves VS Washington Wizards Total
Take the Total over 235.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Washington Wizards seem likely to put up a lot of points in their upcoming game, considering their history. In their last ten meetings, the teams have scored an average of 245.7 points combined. This number increases to 250.75 points in the last five games at Target Center.
Eight times out of their last ten encounters, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Washington Wizards have exceeded the total line of 235.0 points. Betting Over on the Total market returns odds of -110, which implies there is a 52% chance of a payout on Thursday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 29-30 O/U this season. In six of their last seven games, the total went over. Looking back on the last five games at home court, the total went under three times. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-4 O/U overall from their previous ten matches overall.
The Washington Wizards have gone 12-17 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 27-27 O/U. The total went over in half the previous 10 Washington Wizards road games, leaving the visitors 4-6 O/U in their last 10 contests overall.
Minnesota Timberwolves VS Washington Wizards Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Washington Wizards (+140) | Minnesota Timberwolves (-160)
- Against the spread (ATS): Washington Wizards +3.0 (-105) | Minnesota Timberwolves -3.0 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 235.0 (-110) | (-110)
Minnesota Timberwolves Form
The Minnesota Timberwolves improved their regular season record to 31-29 by beating the Dallas Mavericks 121-124 in their last game. They’ve gone 6-4 in their past ten matches and 3-2 in the last five at home.
Entering Thursday’s matchup, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been an average team in terms of offensive capability, averaging 115.9 points per game. The home defense has struggled to shut out opponents all year long, allowing 115.8 points per game on average and 114.8 points at Target Center.
Last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves had a record of 49-40, earning them a third-place spot in the Northwest Division. Although they hope to better their previous performance, the home side’s primary objective is to make it to the playoffs, just as every other team in the NBA aspires to do.
Karl-Anthony Towns is the only reported injury concern for the Minnesota Timberwolves ahead of Thursday’s game.
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards went 27-30 for the season last time out by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 101-126. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 6-4 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Washington Wizards are close to the midpoint among all NBA teams in terms of points scored per game, averaging 113.6. On the defensive end of the floor, the away team has given up 113.4 points in the last five outings and 113.5 points on average for the season.
Last year, the Washington Wizards failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 35-47 regular season. They ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. However, with a 27-30 record this season, they hold the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed, leaving them set for the Play-In Tournament.
The Washington Wizards have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Minnesota Timberwolves VS Washington Wizards H2H history
The Washington Wizards had the upper hand in the previous standoff with the Minnesota Timberwolves, winning by a 142-127 margin at the Capital One Arena on November 2022. The Washington Wizards have a 7-3 record against the Minnesota Timberwolves from their last ten meetings. They have taken three wins out of four on the road.
The Minnesota Timberwolves managed an average of 118.8 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Washington Wizards, who averaged 126.9 points.