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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 10/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 10/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The New Orleans Pelicans (0-2) are on their way to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) in the 2021-22 regular season of the NBA Western Conference showdown at Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET.

 

New Orleans will try to bounce back after the Pelicans suffered their 2nd straight defeat at the hands of the Bulls this season. New Orleans is tied with Oklahoma in the Western Conference with a 0-2 record this year. In their recent loss to the Bulls, the Pelicans trailed a 47-65 lead at halftime and did not recover in the final half to l 112-128 defeat on Friday.

 

PF Brandon Ingram led the way for New Orleans with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists while PG Devonte’ Graham added 21 points, 6 assists, and 6 boards. Valanciunas and SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 18 and 15 points, respectively.

 

The New Orleans Pelicans completed 42 of their 87 (48.3%) attempted shots from the field, posted 51.7% (15/29) shooting efficiency from the three-point range, sank 13 of 16 (81.3%) tries from the charity line and made 44 points in the paint.

 

The Pelicans hauled down 42 total rebounds with 9 coming from the offensive side of the court and distributed a total of 26 assists in defeat. New Orleans blocked 5 shot attempts with 7 steals but gave up 16 turnovers and committed 20 personal fouls against Chicago.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions 10/23/2021

 

The Minnesota Timberwolves built a 2-0 record in hosting their second match-up versus the Pelicans this season. Minnesota joined Memphis in 4th place in the Western Conference with a 1-0 standing and a 1.000 team percentage after winning their first contest at home.

 

The Timberwolves beat the Rockets at 124-106 in their recent outing on Wednesday evening. Minnesota ended the first half with a 27-point lead while scoring an additional 52 points in the final half in the 8-point triumph over Houston. Towns led his team with a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds while SG Anthony Edwards chipped in 29 points and PG D’Angelo Russell added 22 in the winning effort. Russell also led in assists at 7 for the Timberwolves.

 

The Timberwolves recorded 48.3% (42/87) field goal shooting, connected 16 of their 38 (42.1%) attempted shots from beyond the arc, converted 24 of 31 (77.4%) attempts from the free-throw line, and posted a total of 50 points in the paint.

 

The team grabbed 33 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds while contributing a total of 26 assists in the win. Minnesota denied 13 shot attempts with 18 steals but committed 18 turnovers and made 22 personal fouls in the victory.

 

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves. The NBA pick for this match is Minnesota -6. PF Zion Williamson of the Pelicans will have a limited playing time when he returns while recovering from foot surgery. Moreover, New Orleans struggled after losing two games in a row and will be facing a better Timberwolves’ team on the road.

 

Minnesota gained momentum as a home court favorite after winning their first outing. The prediction: The Minnesota Timberwolves will win at 119-107.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves 10/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

 

Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN

 

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

 

TV: BSNO

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves -6

 

NBA Totals: 227.5

 

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