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Indiana Pacers - Minnesota Timberwolves predictions and free betting tips [08/03/2024]

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Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
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08.03.2024, 00:10
111 : 113
111:113 (49:60)
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
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Odds: 2.03Stake: 5/10
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+5.2

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers will square off at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday morning.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers have been showing promising form lately, winning five out of their last eight matches, and they aim to keep up their successful run after a confident victory over the Dallas Mavericks with a 137:120 score. Myles Turner significantly contributed to this win, scoring 20 points, while Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin added 19 points each and Pascal Siakam achieved a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. The Pacers showed high efficiency in the attack, making 53 percent of the shots from the game, 18 out of 39 three-pointers, and also played excellent defence, limiting the Mavericks' lead to 18 points in the third quarter.

The win over the Mavericks was an important step towards rebuilding form after the successful completion of a three-match away tour. Haliburton, a key Pacers player, returned after missing the game against the Timberwolves, demonstrating his leadership qualities with 19 points and 11 assists. Coach Rick Carlisle highlighted that the team made the necessary corrections, playing faster and more aggressively, which was key to success. 

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves are showing great results, achieving eight victories in their 11 recent matches, and aim to continue their winning streak after their recent 119-114 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. In this match, Rudy Gobert topped the performance, scoring 25 points and making 16 rebounds, while Mike Conley contributed with 19 points and seven assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 14 points. The Timberwolves showed effective play in the first half, realizing 50 percent of the shots from the game and 11 out of 28 three-pointers. However, their 9-0 spurt in the early fourth quarter turned out to be the deciding moment, which allowed them to finally break away from their opponent.

The Timberwolves faced difficulties due to the injury of Karl-Anthony Towns, who is having problems with his left knee, before the beginning of the six-match away series, with the Indiana Pacers being the first opponent. Despite this, the team has already demonstrated its ability to perform successfully in away matches, winning four consecutive games during the previous five-game tour, and ending the seven-match home series with a balance of 4-3. Gobert, who was the key figure in the recent match against Portland, underlined that his success does not depend on Towns' presence on the court, although he admitted that the absence of Towns and Anthony Edwards gives him more opportunities to realize his potential. 

The match forecast Indiana Pacers - Minnesota Timberwolves

Staffing problems continue for Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns stays sidelined due to injury, and Jordan McLaughlin's participation remains a question. On the other hand, the Indiana Pacers also face the absence of key players, including Doug McDermott and Bennedict Mathurin. Timberwolves, despite not a very confident victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, are in excellent form, having won 8 out of the last 11 games. At the same time, the Pacers show an upward trend, significantly improving their play and securing an impressive victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the recent match. In anticipation of this meeting, arguments can be made in favour of each team, but considering that the Pacers play at home, I lean towards the Timberwolves.

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