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Pick against the spread, over/under for Raptors vs. Timberwolves on Wednesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Wednesday’s matchup between the Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors will wrap up the unofficial first half of the regular season tonight against Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Raptors (31-25) are back in the playoff picture this season and trying to move up the East standings. The Timberwolves (31-27) are currently in the play-in tournament out West, which would be a vast improvement from where they were last season. Minnesota is one-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total set at 229.5.

Raptors vs. Timberwolves, 8:00 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Raptors -1

The Raptors enter tonight’s game on a two-game losing streak after suffering a 30-point blowout loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. VanVleet led Toronto with 20 points, but the Raptors shot 30.5% from the field and 23.5% from three-point range. They will try to bounce back tonight against the T’Wolves, who just played last night against the Charlotte Hornets.

Toronto is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games and 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. This season, the Raptors have a record of 15-12 away from Scotiabank Arena and have won five out of their last six road contests.

The Timberwolves are coming off of a six-point overtime win against the Hornets. With the win, Minnesota has now won seven-straight games at home. In those games, the T’Wolves are averaging 121.8 points per game. Minnesota is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games and 10-7-1 ATS when they are the home favorite this season. However, they do not fare well on the second night of a back-to-back this season as they are 3-5 ATS. If VanVleet does play, who is dealing with a knee injury, then take the Raptors -1/ML. But if he doesn’t, then I like Minny’s chances to close out the first half of the regular season with a win.

Over/Under: Over 229.5

The Raptors have a record of 31-25 this season when it comes to overs this season and are 13-14 with overs on the road. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have a league-best 36-22 record involving overs this season. The total has also gone over in 10 of their last 11 games.

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