Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12-11-23 NBA Game Picks, Predictions and Analysis

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12/11/23 NBA Game Picks, Predictions and Analysis

Minnesota Timberwolves (17-4) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (12-11)


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12/11/23 – As the NBA season kicks into full gear, Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans prepare for an electrifying showdown on December 11, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET at Smoothie King Center. Both teams boast formidable talent and strategy that should create an enthralling match-up that should excite basketball fans of all kinds. Top handicapper predictions indicate an electrifying encounter that should generate significant interest across basketball communities worldwide.


Minnesota Timberwolves have had an outstanding performance this season. Averaging 112.3 points per game on offense thanks to efficient field goal shooting (48% and 36.6% in 3-point field goal percentage), their balance between offensive and defensive play has been remarkable with 25.1 assists per game from players like Anthony Edwards leading their charge, 7.4 steals and 6.5 blocks being made regularly; their turnover rate could become an issue when facing tough opponents such as New Orleans Pelicans though their turnover rate of 14.2 could pose issues for this opponent.


On the other hand, New Orleans Pelicans surpass Minnesota Timberwolves by scoring 113.5 points per game with their field goal percentage standing at 47.5% and three-point percentage (35.1%). They boast strong rebounding ability – particularly offensively where 11.1 offensive rebounds per game can be found – along with playmaking abilities shown by their 26 assists per game and playmaking potential evident through 26 assists per game playmaking abilities; their one potential weakness being slightly more fouls per game (20.2) than Timberwolves.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12/11/23 Game Info


When: Monday, December 11, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center
Stream: NBA League Pass


Anthony Edwards (SG) vs. Brandon Ingram (SF)


Anthony Edwards has been one of the Timberwolves’ star performers this season. Averaging 25.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while dishing out an impressive 5.1 assists, he’s been an instrumental force on both ends of the court, providing athleticism and scoring ability as a threat – yet with 3.2 turnovers per game there may still be room for growth.


Conversely, Brandon Ingram of the Pelicans has also been outstanding. Averaging 23 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while providing 5.4 assists – Ingram is key for his team with his slightly lower turnover rate (2.6 per game) and improved assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.1 providing him with an edge in efficiency.


When these two meet on the court, their battle pits Edwards’ prolific scoring against Ingram’s balanced play. Both are capable of turning games on its head but the key will be their ability to manage turnovers and maintain defensive intensity.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


Betting odds for this game have yet to be set, but are expected to closely mirror both teams’ performances. We will provide insights or recommendations based on these odds once available.


Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends


The Timberwolves have been impressive, especially over their last five games where they boast a perfect record (5-0). Unfortunately, their performance against the spread in road games (3-5) reveals inconsistency; only 1 of those five games has seen total going over, suggesting stronger defensive play as an area of strength for this squad.


New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends


The Pelicans have posted a respectable 3-2 record over their last five games and performed similarly against the spread. Their road coverage wasn’t quite as successful (4-6). Three out of their last five totals exceeded, showing an equilibrium in offensive and defensive output.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12/11/23 Betting Picks


Based on analysis and betting trends, this game should be closely contested. While the Timberwolves hold an edge in overall record and team efficiency, New Orleans Pelicans’ ability to score slightly more and perform better offensive rebounds should not be overlooked.


Given both teams’ current form and stats, it appears the Timberwolves may have an edge given their superior defensive metrics and efficient scoring; however, home advantage for New Orleans and Ingram’s effective playmaking could close the gap considerably. When considering prop bets or over/under bets on either team it would be prudent to pay attention to both strong defensive trends; using basketball free picks could indicate a close game with Timberwolves possibly emerging victorious by only a narrow margin.


Free Pick & Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves 110, New Orleans Pelicans 107.


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