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Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves odds, picks and predictions

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The Philadelphia 76ers (42-22) take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (34-32) Tuesday at Target Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the 76ers vs. Timberwolves odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Timberwolves are on a 3-game winning streak after beating the Sacramento Kings 138-134 on Saturday as 3.5-point underdogs. Minnesota shot 60% from the field to overcome having twice as many turnovers (12-6).

The 76ers are have won 2 straight after beating the Indiana Pacers 147-143 on Monday, but failing to cover as 6.5-point favorites. Both teams shot just shy of 60% as the 234.5 Over easily cashed.

Minnesota won the 1st matchup between the teams 112-109 on Nov. 19 in Philadelphia, but didn’t cover the 3.5-spread as favorites. The 218.5 Over hit.

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76ers at Timberwolves odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:26 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): 76ers +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Timberwolves -135 (bet $135 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): 76ers -2.5 (-115) | Timberwolves +2.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

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76ers at Timberwolves key injuries

76ers

Timberwolves

  • G Jaylen Nowell (knee) out
  • G Austin Rivers (neck) probable
  • F Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) out

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

76ers at Timberwolves picks and predictions

Prediction

76ers 115, Timberwolves 106

Moneyline

Philly has the 3rd-best record on no rest (6-3) and are 12-5 as an away favorite. As long as everyone plays, I like the 76ers. If Embiid and Harden don’t suit up then you should pass, either way you should wait for the 76ers lineup card which won’t come until later Tuesday afternoon.

LEAN 76ERS +115.

Against the spread

After a win, Minnesota covers just 45% of the time, 8th-worst in the league. Philadelphia has covered in 7 of their last 10 games on a back-to-back, again as long as everyone suits up. With the line so low there is value in taking the spread unless you want insurance. Play the 76ers moneyline instead.

PASS.

Over/Under

After some massive totals for both teams, I expect them to come back to earth Tuesday. The 76ers have hit the Under in 5 of their last 6 games on the 2nd of a back-to-back and Minnesota has hit the Under in 5 of their last 6 games.

BET UNDER 230.5 (-115).

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