Minnesota Timberwolves at Indiana Pacers Preview, Tips and Odds

Minnesota will travel to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers beat the Wolves their last time out in a low scoring defensive game with 104-99 to improve their record for the season to 25-15. The Timberwolves have lost three straight games, most recently to the Oklahoma City Thunder and these very same Pacers falling to 15-25 on the season. Without their leading scorer the Wolves have struggled.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers Head to Head

In the last meeting on October 22, 2019 Facing the Timberwolves on the road, the Pacers brought a one-point lead into the fourth quarter of the Target Center, but ended up falling 101-91 in the early-season match-up. Last night the Pacers played again on the road, but the outcome was very different with no Karl Anthony Towns it was a coast to coast victory. The All Time Record is 38-22 in favor of the Pacers.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers Stats

The Pacers boast a solid offense to this point in the season averaging 109.4 points per game to rank 18th in the NBA. The Pacers balanced scoring attack features seven players averaging double figures and is led in scoring by TJ Warren who averages 18 points per game. The key for the Pacers is not Warren, but Domontas Sabonis who averages a double-double with 17.8 points per game and adding 13.1 rebounds per game to lead the team. Point guard Malcolm Brogdon leads the team with 7.5 assists per game and adds 17.8 points per game.
The Timberwolves offense averages 111.6 points per game to rank 12th in the NBA but shoots just 43.2% from the field. The Timberwolves are led by all-star Karl Anthony Towns who averages 26.5 points per game while adding 11.7 rebounds per game to lead the team in both categories. Forward Andrew Wiggins averages 23.2 points per game while adding 5.1 rebounds per game. Manning the point is Jeff Teague who leads the team in assists with 6.2 per game while adding 13.3 points per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers News

Injury Report Timberwolves: Karl Anthony Towns is listed as questionable for Friday’s game. Day To Day (Left Knee)
Injury Report Pacers: No reports of injuries.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers Predictions

Pacers Defense will be the deciding factor in this game currently they are 9th in the NBA with a 107.3 rating. Pacers defense is in the top 10 and I am sure Indi will cover at home and shut down the role players from Minnesota, even if Karl Anthony Towns returns.