Minnesota (10-8) comes into this contest winning five-straight games (four on the road) and will be looking to add to this streak on Friday night in Charlotte against the 5-14 Hornets. This matchup takes place at the Spectrum Center with tipoff set for 5:00 PM ET. Let’s take a look at the Timberwolves vs. Hornets picks and predictions for Friday’s contest.
Timberwolves vs. Hornets Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at time of publication
Timberwolves vs. Hornets Best Bets
Timberwolves -5 (-110 DraftKings)
Minnesota is fresh off a 14-point victory over the Pacers, where all five starters put up double-digit points. The T-Wolves have won their last five games by an average of 8.8 points and are shooting an impressive 55.1% from the field. On the other side, the Hornets have won just five contests so far in 2022 and will still be without point guard LaMelo Ball. Charlotte doesn’t have the firepower without Ball and Terry Rozier won’t be able to bail them out in this one.
Give me Minnesota here to roll in a potential blowout.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)
Timberwolves vs. Hornets Game Total Over 226 (-110 DraftKings)
Once again, I am going against the money out there for this total and going with the over. The Timberwolves are averaging 114.1 points this season, but they’re also giving up 113.7 points per contest to their opponents. Charlotte is allowing the eighth-most points per game to their enemies (114.5) and the T-Wolves are on a tear offensively in recent contests. The game total has gone over in 8-of-11 matchups for Minnesota against a Southeast Division opponent.
This one could start out slow, with a late surge for the over to hit.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)