The Toronto Raptors (12-14) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (6-20) Sunday at their 2020-21 season home of Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Timberwolves-Raptors NBA odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
The Raptors fell 120-106 against the Boston Celtics Thursday to wrap up a six-game road trip to begin February. Toronto finished the swing at 4-2 straight up and against the spread.
The Timberwolves, last in the Western Conference, enter on another four-game losing skid. They were served a 120-114 road loss by the Charlotte Hornets Friday.
Timberwolves at Raptors: Odds, spread and lines
Money line: Timberwolves +260 (bet $100 to win $260) | Raptors -350 (bet $350 to win $100)Against the spread/ATS: Timberwolves +7.5 (-105) | Raptors -7.5 (-115)Over/Under: 230.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Timberwolves at Raptors: Key injuries
PG D’Angelo Russell(leg) out PF Jarrett Culver(ankle) out
SF OG Anunoby(calf) questionable SGYuta Watanabe(ankle) doubtful
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Timberwolves at Raptors: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Raptors 124, Timberwolves 108
Money line (ML)
The Raptors will win this game comfortably, but we can’t risk the chalky -350 odds for the simple outright win. PASS on the money line and look to the spread.
Toronto is riding a five-game win streak over Minnesota dating back to January 2018.
Against the spread (ATS)
Back the RAPTORS -7.5 (-115) to win by at least 8 points for a proper return on investment. They were playing their best basketball of the season on the road before stumbling against the rival Celtics in the final game of the extended trip. Toronto covered the spread in each of its last five victories and four of those came by a double-digit margin.
Minnesota has lost four straight games but is 6-1-1 ATS in its last eight outings. Its losses during the span came by margins of 2, 3, 2, 5, 7 and 6 points.
Toronto’s just too deep right now and is finally getting consistent top-flight production out of PF Pascal Siakam and G’s Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet. Minnesota holds its opponents to just 30.7 3-point attempts to rank atop the Association, but it allows a success rate of 37.6% from behind the arc.
The Raptors take the third-most 3-pointers and are fifth in success rate.
Take the OVER 230.5 (-110) while being able to count on the Raptors for the bulk of the scoring.
Toronto has played to eight straight Overs with both the Raps and their opponent topping 100 points in 11 straight games. Minnesota has hit four straight Overs behind the league’s 26th-ranked scoring defense (115.8 points allowed per game).
Most Improved Player on each team(Hoops Hype)Edwards, Ball produce entertaining back-and-forth in first meeting(Rookie Wire)
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