Through 3 Quarters

The point spread is against the New Orleans Pelicans, but thus far the points are on their side. Sitting on a score of 80-73, they have looked like the better team out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play.

New Orleans has been led by point guard Devonte' Graham, who so far has 19 points and five assists. Graham is close to surpassing his season high of 21. One thing to keep an eye out for is Herbert Jones' foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Center Karl-Anthony Towns has led the way so far for the Minnesota Timberwolves, as he has posted a double-double on 23 points and 12 rebounds in addition to six assists.

Who's Playing

New Orleans @ Minnesota

Current Records: New Orleans 0-3; Minnesota 2-0

What to Know

The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to defend their home court Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET. Minnesota is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory.

The Timberwolves are hoping for another victory. They took their contest against New Orleans this past Saturday 96-89. Center Karl-Anthony Towns (25 points) was the top scorer for Minnesota.

Minnesota's win lifted them to 2-0 while New Orleans' loss dropped them down to 0-3. We'll see if Minnesota can repeat their recent success or if New Orleans bounces back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: Bally Sports - North
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $13.00

Odds

The Timberwolves are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Minnesota have won 12 out of their last 22 games against New Orleans.

  • Oct 23, 2021 - Minnesota 96 vs. New Orleans 89
  • May 01, 2021 - New Orleans 140 vs. Minnesota 136
  • Mar 11, 2021 - Minnesota 135 vs. New Orleans 105
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Minnesota 120 vs. New Orleans 110
  • Mar 08, 2020 - New Orleans 120 vs. Minnesota 107
  • Mar 03, 2020 - Minnesota 139 vs. New Orleans 134
  • Dec 18, 2019 - New Orleans 107 vs. Minnesota 99
  • Feb 08, 2019 - New Orleans 122 vs. Minnesota 117
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Minnesota 110 vs. New Orleans 106
  • Dec 31, 2018 - New Orleans 123 vs. Minnesota 114
  • Nov 14, 2018 - Minnesota 107 vs. New Orleans 100
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Minnesota 118 vs. New Orleans 107
  • Jan 06, 2018 - Minnesota 116 vs. New Orleans 98
  • Nov 29, 2017 - Minnesota 120 vs. New Orleans 102
  • Nov 01, 2017 - Minnesota 104 vs. New Orleans 98
  • Mar 19, 2017 - New Orleans 123 vs. Minnesota 109
  • Feb 10, 2017 - New Orleans 122 vs. Minnesota 106
  • Nov 23, 2016 - New Orleans 117 vs. Minnesota 96
  • Apr 13, 2016 - Minnesota 144 vs. New Orleans 109
  • Feb 27, 2016 - Minnesota 112 vs. New Orleans 110
  • Feb 08, 2016 - New Orleans 116 vs. Minnesota 102
  • Jan 19, 2016 - New Orleans 114 vs. Minnesota 99

Injury Report for Minnesota

No Injury Information

Injury Report for New Orleans

  • Daulton Hommes: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Josh Hart: Out (Quadriceps)
  • Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)