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Minnesota Timberwolves at Indiana Pacers Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the road at the Indiana Pacers on Thursday in the National Basketball Association. Minnesota leads the Western Conference with their 43-19 record on the season. Minnesota is coming off a home win over Portland on Monday, and have won 7 out of their last 10 games overall.

For Indiana, they are also coming off a win. The Pacers went to Dallas and beat them by 17 points on Tuesday. The win for Indiana moved them to 35-28 on the season. That is 8th in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are 6-4 over their last 10 games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are -2. The total is 230.5.

Minnesota Big Surprise

When looking for surprising teams in a positive way for the 2023-2024 season, the list starts with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota leading the Western Conference after 62 games is a major surprise. The Timberwolves are doing so with incredible defensive effort. Minnesota is 19th in the league in scoring, which is unheard of for the top team in the West.

The Timberwolves are getting more than 26 points per game from Anthony Edwards. Edwards is also averaging 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game. Karl Anthony Towns is having a nice season for Minnesota as well. He is scoring 22.1 points per game, and ripping down more than 8 rebounds.

The Timberwolves are starting a road trip with this game. After this, they will take trips to Cleveland, Los Angeles twice, and Utah twice. The next home game for the Minnesota Timberwolves is March 19th against the Nuggets.

Indiana in as 8th Seed

The Indiana Pacers start the game as the 8 seed in the East. The Pacers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, but the 137 points scored in Dallas was a major plus. The Pacers are the top scoring team in the National Basketball Association. Indiana is scoring more than 123 points per game. Indiana is the top shooting team in the league as well, at 50.6%.

The Pacers are led in scoring by Tyrese Haliburton, with 20.8 points per game. Pascal Siakam, who came over from Toronto in the middle of the season is scoring 20.5 points per game. Myles Turner is third with 17.5. 

The Pacers are on the road Sunday in Orlando, and then head to Oklahoma City. Indiana then heads home and will host Chicago, Brooklyn and Cleveland.

Pacers Top Timberwolves

The Indiana Pacers are a high-scoring team, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are a great defensive team. Something is going to have to give in this game. We expect this to be a very competitive basketball game. In the end, we like the home team.

The Pacers are looking to move up the standings, while Minnesota has some wiggle room as far as the postseason push is concerned. The Pacers win this game at home. We are going to bet Indiana over Minnesota on Thursday. Enjoy the game!

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