The Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m. ET Friday at Target Center. Minnesota is 7-22 overall and 4-10 at home, while Toronto is 14-15 overall and 8-9 on the road. The Timberwolves won the first meeting of the season on Feb. 14, 116-112.
Toronto is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Timberwolves vs. Raptors odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 226. Before entering any Raptors vs. Timberwolves picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Timberwolves vs. Raptors spread: Timberwolves +2.5
- Timberwolves vs. Raptors over-under: 226 points
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
The Timberwolves lost to the Indiana Pacers in overtime on Wednesday, 134-128. Anthony Edwards finished with only eight points on 3-for-15 shooting in his 38 minutes on the court. Minnesota has lost six of its past seven games. Malik Beasley finished with 31 points, his fourth outing of 30-plus points this season.
Karl-Anthony Towns had a season-high 30 points and 10 rebounds and made all 12 of his free throw attempts on Wednesday. Ricky Rubio also double-doubled on a season-high 20 points and a season-high 13 assists. Minnesota is second in the NBA in bench points per game (41.1)
What you need to know about the Raptors
Toronto zoomed past the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, 110-96. Norman Powell had 29 points and Pascal Siakam had 27 points and five assists along with six boards. The Raptors have won four of their past six games. Toronto is aiming to reach .500 for the first time this season on Friday.
Toronto ranks third in the NBA in scoring for the month of February (120.4 points per game). Fred VanVleet (23.7), Siakam (23.2) and Powell (21.7) are all averaging 20-plus points per game this month. Kyle Lowry (thumb and ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game after initially being ruled out.
How to make Timberwolves vs. Raptors picks
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