Timberwolves vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Back a High-Scoring Game in Minneapolis)

Timberwolves vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Back a High-Scoring Game in Minneapolis)


Timberwolves vs. Hornets Game Info

  • Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Coverage: BSSE and BSN

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with eight more games, including a battle between the Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets rank 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 17-43 record, while the Timberwolves check in seventh in the Western Conference with a 31-30 record.

Charlotte enters with momentum after it took down the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 120-110 on Feb. 15. Meanwhile, Minnesota suffered a 114-106 loss to the Washington Wizards its last time out on Feb. 16, which was its fourth loss in its last seven games. Which team will earn a victory tonight?

Timberwolves vs. Hornets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIN: (-225) | CHA: (+188)
  • Spread: MIN: -6 (-108) | CHA: +6 (-112)
  • Total: 241 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Timberwolves enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 241 points, which ranks as the highest of Friday's projected totals.

Timberwolves vs Hornets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Timberwolves -7.5 - - - - - -320 260

Timberwolves vs. Hornets Betting Trends

  • The Timberwolves have gone 28-31-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Hornets have an against the spread record of 10-10-2 in their 22 games when underdogs by 7.5 points or more this year.
  • Games involving the Timberwolves have hit the over 28 times out of 58 chances this season.
  • The Hornets have eclipsed the over/under 48.3% of the time this season (28 of 58 games with a set point total).
  • Against the spread, Minnesota has played better at home, covering 16 times in 33 home games, and 12 times in 27 road games.
  • In 2022-23 against the spread, Charlotte has a lower winning percentage at home (.346, 9-17-0 record) than on the road (.438, 14-14-4).

Timberwolves vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

The Timberwolves are 0.5 games back of the No. 6 seed in the West, which means every win moving forward will make a huge impact. Cruising past the Charlotte in front of its home fans would be a great way to kick things off after the All-Star break, so look for Minnesota to come out fired up on Friday.

Keep in mind the Hornets have been crushed down low this season as they allow 51.7 points in the paint (No. 22 in NBA) and 11.1 offensive rebounds (No. 24 in NBA) per game. Minnesota thrives around the rim with Rudy Gobert leading the way as it averages 54.1 points in the paint (No. 8 in NBA).

Charlotte has lost seven straight away games and I see that streak growing to eight in Minnesota.

Final Score Prediction: Timberwolves: 126 | Hornets: 120

Timberwolves vs. Hornets Best Bet

There's a lot to like about the idea of a high-scoring game breaking out at the Target Center. Both Charlotte and Minnesota play at a top-three pace in the NBA. The Hornets also rank third in field goals attempted per game (92.2), while Minnesota ranks fourth in shooting percentage (49.2%).

The total has hit the over in six of Minnesota's last seven games overall as well as in four of its last five games against Charlotte. The Hornets' last five games has averaged 240.2 total points, while the Timberwolves' last five games have averaged 243.8 total points. Trust the trends in this matchup.

Bet: Over 241 Points (-110)

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