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Timberwolves Slight Home Favorites Over Pelicans on Monday Night

Two terrible teams meet on Monday night in the NBA as the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The game at the Target Center is scheduled to tip off at 8:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FSN. Currently, the Wolves are listed as slight home favorites to win.

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The Pelicans are 18-32 SU and 20-30 ATS so far this season. They are 5-20 on the road, and 23 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 26 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 99-84 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where they lost against the spread as 10 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 207 point line set by sports gambling sites in that one.

The Timberwolves are 16-36 SU and 23-28-1 ATS overall this year. They are 8-18 at home, and 28 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 23 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 112-105 win over the Chicago Bulls, where they won against the spread as -3 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 205 point line set by NBA betting pros in that game.

New Orleans is 4-0 ATS against the Northwest Division, and 1-4 ATS against Western Conference teams. They are 1-5 ATS on Monday night, and 1-7 ATS on the road against teams with a losing record at home. They are 0-4 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 0-5 ATS overall lately. They are 0-5 ATS coming off of one day of rest.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 8 on the road against teams with a losing record at home, and OVER in 6 of their last 8 coming off of one day of rest. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 against the Western Conference, and OVER in 9 of their last 12 overall. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 11 after a SU loss, and UNDER in 37 of their last 55 on the road.

Minnesota is 6-2 ATS overall recently, and 8-18-1 ATS on Monday night. They are 8-21 ATS against teams with a losing record overall, and 6-20-1 ATS at home against teams with a losing record on the road. They are 9-24-1 ATS at home.

The total has gone OVER in all 5 of their recent games against teams with a losing record, and OVER in all 5 of their games coming of of a SU win. The total has gone OVER in all 6 of their games after a win spreadwise, and OVER in 8 of their last 10 overall. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 against the Western Conference, and OVER in 19 of their last 26 games on Monday. The total has gone OVER in 19 of their last 27 against the Southwest Division, and UNDER in 9 of their last 13 at home.

Between these teams, the Pelicans are 5-1 ATS lately, and 1-5 ATS when playing in Minnesota. The home team is 10-1 ATS, while the favorite is 10-2 ATS in this series.

They last met on January 19, 2016, when New Orleans won 114-99, and won against the spread as -5 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 204 point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers in that game.

For Monday night's matchup, betting odds list the Timberwolves as -1 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 210 points. On the moneyline, New Orleans is a +105, with Minnesota listed at -125.