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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves (10-8) and Charlotte Hornets (5-14) will prepare to square off Friday.  The Timberwolves have won five consecutive games and are rolling heading into this game. Minnesota most recently defeated the Indiana Pacers on the road. 

The Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at home. Charlotte is struggling this year, but they have upset potential.

Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 25, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Let’s take a look at the Timberwolves vs Hornets betting picks and predictions for Friday.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets

Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Spectrum Center
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • How to Watch: NBA League Pass

Minnesota Timberwolves Performance Recap and Analysis 

The Timberwolves come into this game on a hot streak. Minnesota is looking to continue playing well. The Timberwolves standings placement has certainly seen an uptick over the past week. 

The Timberwolves NBA player stats and NBA team stats are fairly impressive.  As a team, Minnesota ranks 15th in points per game, seventh in field goal percentage, and ninth in assists per game.

They shoot the three-ball especially well, and they turn the ball over too much, but their efficiency from inside the arc has been important.

Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns have the tone on offense. Edwards is averaging 22 points, six rebounds, and four assists per game. Meanwhile, Anthony-Towns is averaging 21.5 points, nine rebounds, and five assists per game. 

D’Angelo Russell is also averaging 14 points per game, while Rudy Gobert has averaged 13 points and 12 rebounds per contest.

The Timberwolves NBA odds today would lean in their favor, but the odds have not yet been released. Nevertheless, they are aiming to continue plowing through their NBA schedule

Key Injuries 

The Timberwolves are healthy and ready to roll. 

Betting Trends to Know 

Minnesota is just 7-11 against the spread on the season. They are 4-4 against the spread when playing on the road.

Although their against the spread numbers are not terrific, they likely will not factor into Timberwolves vs Hornets betting pick all that much. 

Charlotte Hornets Performance Recap and Analysis 

The Hornets snapped their losing streak with a solid win against Philadelphia. They will aim to make it back-to-back victories in this one.  Here is a quick glance at the Charlotte Hornets stats.

On the season, the Hornets are just 22nd in points per game, 28th in field goal percentage, and 28th in three-point percentage. However, they are seventh in rebounds per contest. 

Terry Rozier leads them with 20 points per game. LaMelo Ball is the assists per game leader with seven, while Mason Plumlee leads Charlotte with nine rebounds per game.

Charlotte will not be one of the more popular NBA picks today.

Key Injuries 

LaMelo Ball is dealing with an ankle sprain for the Hornets. 

Betting Trends to Know 

Charlotte is 8-10-1 against the spread this season. The Hornets are 2-6 against the spread when playing at home this season. 

Timberwolves vs. Hornets Odds

The odds for this game have yet to be released. With that being said, this is one of those NBA matchups where Minnesota will likely be favored as the road team. 

But aforementioned, nothing is set in stone yet. 

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

  • Moneyline

The Timberwolves vs Hornets betting picks for this game are fairly straightforward.

The moneyline is a piece of cake, but rolling with the Timberwolves on the spread is also the best bet. Minnesota may cruise a blowout victory on Friday. 

NBA Pick: Timberwolves

  • Over/Under

Go ahead and take over. These are not incredible offensive teams, but that may lead to a low-point total to start the game. As a result, the over could hit. 

NBA Pick: Over

  • Spread

Upsets occur all of the time in the NBA, but the Timberwolves have a tremendous chance of covering the spread and earning the moneyline win. 

NBA Pick: Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets Score Prediction

Minnesota is the better team, and they happen to be playing an impressive brand of basketball.

Score Prediction: Timberwolves: 115 Hornets: 100

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