The NBA is set up with another great slate of basketball on March 30. Eleven games are up on the board throughout Wednesday night. One of these games will be between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Toronto Raptors. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time.
Minnesota has earned a record of 43-33 throughout this season, which has them sitting in seventh place of the Western Conference. The Timberwolves are coming off a loss in their last game and have lost three of their last four. Minnesota is two games back on the sixth spot of the Conference. The Timberwolves will look to come out fast on the road in this one.
The Raptors have put up a record of 43-32 so far this season, which has them in sixth place of the Eastern Conference. Toronto has won three games in a row and nine of their last eleven. The Raptors have a one game lead on the seventh spot in the Conference. Toronto will look for a big win at home on Wednesday night.
These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Timberwolves have struggled throughout their last stretch of games, but will look to bounce back in this one. Toronto has been on a roll and will look to remain hot. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|Minnesota Timberwolves||+3 (-110)||–||Over 228 ½ (-110)|
|Toronto Raptors||-3 (-110)||–||Under 228 ½ (-110)|
|Team Data||Minnesota Timberwolves||Toronto Raptors|
|Away/ Home Record||18-20||20-16|
|PPG Away/ Home||117.9||110.1|
|PAPG Away/ Home||117.4||106.2|
- 44-32 ATS this season
- 18-19 ATS as an underdog
- 21-17 ATS in road games
- 11-3 ATS in March
- 7-4 ATS when playing on two days rest
- 4-5 ATS against Atlantic division
- 15-11 ATS after non-Conference game
- 13-14 ATS in non-Conference games
- 6-2 ATS after allowing 130 points or more
- 12-6 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
- 23-16 ATS against team with a winning record
- 41-33 ATS this season
- 22-17 ATS as a favorite
- 17-18 ATS in home games
- 8-7 ATS in March
- 4-5 ATS against Northwest division
- 6-7 ATS after a divisional game
- 15-12 ATS in non-Conference games
- 11-4 ATS after three or more straight wins
- 8-4 ATS after three straight home games
- 26-14 ATS against team with a winning record
These two teams have met up once this season on February 16 in Minnesota. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points and 11 rebounds, but it was not enough for the Timberwolves. Gary Trent Jr. dropped 30 points, while Pascal Siakam put up 17 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. The Raptors were able to ride a strong fourth period to a 103-91 win.
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— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) March 30, 2022
Field Goal Shooting
The Timberwolves have struggled a bit shooting the ball on the season. Minnesota has made 45.6 percent of their shots from the field, which is 21st in the league. The Timberwolves have shot 35.6 percent from deep, which is 12th in the NBA. Minnesota has sunk 77.7 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 14th in the league.
Toronto has struggled even more shooting the ball so far this season. The Raptors have been shooting 44.5 percent from the field, which is 25th in the NBA. Toronto has made 35 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 18th in the league. The Raptors have drained 75.5 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 24th in the NBA.
Minnesota has been a bit better shooting the ball throughout this season and have a slight edge on defense. The Timberwolves have held their opponents to a 45.5 percent from the field, which is 13th in the league. The Raptors have allowed opposing teams to shoot 46.2 percent from the field, which is 18th in the NBA. Both teams will look for their defense to step up in this one.
Karl-Anthony Towns has been the leader for Minnesota on the season. Towns has averaged 24.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Anthony Edwards is averaging 21 points per game. D’Angelo Russell has averaged 18 points and 7.1 assists per game. Malik Beasley rounds out the lineup, averaging 12.1 points per game.
Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet have been strong for the Raptors this season. Siakam is averaging 22.5 points and 8.3 rebounds. Fred VanVleet has averaged 20.5 points and 6.7 assists per game. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 18 points per game, while OG Anunoby has averaged 17.3 points per game. Scottie Barnes is averaging 15.3 points to round out the lineup.
These two teams have been led by their stars throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Timberwolves could be missing Malik Beasley, who is listed as questionable in this one. Toronto will look for their stars to step up if he is out. If either team can grab the early lead, it could be enough for the win.
These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Raptors are coming off a big win against the Celtics, but it took overtime, which could lead to some fatigue. Minnesota has not played since Sunday. If the Timberwolves can come out fast on the road, I think they will have a chance to even up the season series.
BetOnline has Toronto listed as a -3 against the spread in this one. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams looking similar on the season. Minnesota has the extra rest entering this one, which I think could give them the edge. The Timberwolves are also due for a win after a rough stretch. I like the value on Minnesota with the points.