New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves – Preview, Tips and Odds

NBA
New Orleans Pelicans
Final
102:111
Minnesota Timberwolves
Highlights and Stats


The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to New Orleans for a game against the Pelicans, scheduled to take place at the Smoothie King Center on 01/25 at 09:00 PM EST. The Pelicans are currently sitting in 4th place in the Western Conference, having 26 wins and 22 losses and the Wolves are at the #9 position.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-28-2022
TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
24 25 37 33 119
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
28 27 33 30 118

Both teams last met in December, when the New Orleans Pelicans recorded a 119-118 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on their home floor. Zion Williamson lit the floor, notching 43 points while also adding 5 dimes and 3 rebounds to his account to end the match as the best Pelican on the night. On the other half of the floor, Anthony Edwards was the top performer, finishing with an overall of 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. This was not enough for his team to steal the victory. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the worst H2H balance in the last five games, with three losses and two wins. These five match-ups finished with an average of 217.2 points.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-28-202201-11-202211-22-202110-25-202110-23-2021
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
119 128 96 10789
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
11812511098 96

New Orleans Pelicans Form

*Last 10 New Orleans Pelicans Games - 2:8
01-24-202301-22-202301-20-202301-18-202301-16-202301-13-202301-11-202301-09-202301-07-202301-06-2023
98:99vs Denver Nuggets100:96@ Miami Heat123:110@ Orlando Magic98:124vs Miami Heat113:103@ Cleveland Cavaliers110:116@ Detroit Pistons125:114@ Boston Celtics112:132@ Washington Wizards127:117@ Dallas Mavericks102:108vs Brooklyn Nets

The Pelicans suffered a tight one point home loss to the Denver Nuggets, with the score after the final buzzer showing 98-99. C.J. McCollum was the team’s stand-out performer on the night and finished the game with 20 points, 4 dimes, and 4 rebounds. New Orleans made 44.7% of their field goals, 85.0% of their free throws, and shot a dismal 19.2% from distance. The Pelicans had lost eight of their previous ten games while winning two, and are currently on a five-game losing skid. The team is performing at a decent level at the Smoothie King Center with a 17-7 home record. The New Orleans Pelicans are scheduled to play the Washington Wizards in their next home game on January 28, 2023.

New Orleans Pelicans Averages this Season

  • Points For
    115.60
  • Points Against
    113.10
  • Assits
    25.98
  • Rebounds
    44.87
  • Steals
    8.61
  • Turnovers
    15.52
  • Blocks
    4.44
  • Points Difference
    2.50

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

New Orleans Pelicans Standout Performer

  • Zion Williamson

    Even though he has been sidelined since 01/02, Zion Williamson has been the franchise's standout performer this season contributing with 26.0 points per game. On average he spends 33.0 minutes on the court, delivers 4.6 assists and grabs 7.0 boards.

New Orleans Pelicans Missing Players

  • E.J. Liddell
    Knee
  • Brandon Ingram
    Toe
  • Zion Williamson
    Hamstring
  • Naji Marshall
    Toe
  • Dyson Daniels
    Ankle

Minnesota Timberwolves Form

*Last 10 Minnesota Timberwolves Games - 6:4
01-23-202301-21-202301-19-202301-18-202301-16-202301-14-202301-13-202301-11-202301-08-202301-06-2023
119:114@ Houston Rockets113:104vs Houston Rockets128:126vs Toronto Raptors122:118@ Denver Nuggets125:126vs Utah Jazz110:102vs Cleveland Cavaliers121:116vs Phoenix Suns135:118@ Detroit Pistons96:104@ Houston Rockets128:115vs Los Angeles Clippers

The Minnesota Timberwolves were second best to the Houston Rockets, losing 119-114 on Monday, January 23rd, away from home. Their top performer in that game was Anthony Edwards, as he ended with 31 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds in 37 minutes on the court. 45.1% of the Wolves’ field goal attempts hit the basket. The roster also averaged 72.7% free throws and a common 38.1% 3-point shooting on the night. The organization is on a L1 run and owns a 6-4 record for the last ten matches. This season, the Wolves are 8-15 when visiting. Their next home game will be against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 27, 2023.

Minnesota Timberwolves Averages This Season

  • Points For
    115.30
  • Points Against
    115.60
  • Assits
    25.31
  • Rebounds
    41.56
  • Steals
    8.56
  • Turnovers
    15.60
  • Blocks
    5.35
  • Points Difference
    -0.30

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

Minnesota Timberwolves Standout Performer

  • Anthony Edwards

    Anthony Edwards stands above the rest of his teammates, contributing with 24.3 pts, 4.4 assists and 6.0 boards to the cause for an average of 36.4 spent of the floor.

Minnesota Timberwolves Missing Players

  • Jordan McLaughlin
    Calf
  • Taurean Prince
    Ankle
  • Rudy Gobert
    Groin

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
34 18 21 29 102
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
26 20 39 26 111
New Orleans PelicansMinnesota Timberwolves
  • Score

    102
    111
  • Field Goals Made

    37
    40
  • Field Goals Attempts

    85
    82
  • 3 pts Made

    12
    11
  • 3 pts Attempts

    38
    29
  • Free Throws Made

    16
    20
  • Free Throws Attempts

    21
    28
  • Rebounds Total

    42
    36
  • Rebounds Offence

    8
    4
  • Rebounds Defence

    34
    32
  • Assists

    25
    23
  • Steals

    4
    8
  • Blocks

    7
    5
  • Turnovers

    15
    9
  • Personal Fouls

    21
    18

Player Ratings

New Orleans Pelicans

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
C.J. McCollum3491752.95955.62450.01458120125-16
Jonas Valanciunas297977.81250.0000210120012415-13
Naji Marshall271616.7020.03475.0044411305-3
Herbert Jones262922.2050.0000415100134-19
Brandon Ingram2641822.2060.055100.01455104213-19
Jose Alvarado243933.31425.0000044300247+12
Larry Nance Jr.222366.71250.022100.0033000017+6
Trey Murphy III212540.0030.022100.0000102016-9
Devonte' Graham1644100.044100.00000112100112+9
Willy Hernangomez153560.0010.02450.0033101248+7

Minnesota Timberwolves

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
D'Angelo Russell3981747.13837.5010.00335200219+12
Anthony Edwards37122548.041040.091090.00665004137+13
Rudy Gobert3571258.30003560.0210123110217+13
Jaden McDaniels344757.12450.00000002100610+4
Kyle Anderson333650.000044100.01237224210+16
Austin Rivers241616.7040.0000033000002-2
Naz Reid1411100.011100.03475.0167022126-4
Jaylen Nowell132540.00001425.0022000005-7
Matt Ryan91250.01250.0000000000013+4
Nathan Knight311100.0000000000100022-4

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