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The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at Spectrum Center. The Hornets are 12-8 overall and 6-2 at home, while Minnesota is 9-9 overall and 3-3 on the road. The Hornets have won seven of their past eight games, The Timberwolves have won five consecutive games. 

The Hornets have won their last three matchups with the Timberwolves. Charlotte is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Hornets vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 226. Before entering any Timberwolves vs. Hornets picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 6 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,200 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It's also on a stunning 115-76 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Hornets vs. Timberwolves. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Timberwolves vs. Hornets:

  • Hornets vs. Timberwolves spread: Hornets -2.5
  • Hornets vs. Timberwolves over-under: 226 points
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What you need to know about the Hornets

Charlotte beat the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, 106-99. Terry Rozier had 27 points and five assists along with six steals. LaMelo Ball scored 22 points. Over his last five games, Ball is averaging 21.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 8.8 rebounds per game.

The Hornets are off to their best start in six seasons. Mason Plumlee (calf) is questionable for Friday's game. 

What you need to know about the Timberwolves

Minnesota captured a 113-101 victory over the Heat on Wednesday. Anthony Edwards shot 6-for-15 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 33 points and 14 boards in addition to six assists. All of Minnesota's last five wins have been by 10-plus points. Jarred Vanderbilt finished with a career-high 15 rebounds and has hauled in 10-plus rebounds in a career-best streak of four games.

The Timberwolves have forced 328 turnovers, most in the NBA. Minnesota's starting five averages 75.4 points per game, tied for fourth in the league.  

How to make Timberwolves vs. Hornets picks

The model is leaning under on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Hornets vs. Timberwolves? And which side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Hornets vs. Timberwolves spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out