[7:10 PM] Timberwolves @ Raptors

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Timberwolves: Win or Single Digit Loss

@ Raptors: Win By Double Digits


The line for this game is Toronto by 7.5 points.

 A tight loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the Toronto Raptors into a brief tailspin last month, and they hope a second doesn’t lead to the same fate in December. The Raptors will try to bounce back and win for the seventh time in eight games when they host the Timberwolves on Thursday.

The one positive to come out of Wednesday’s setback was the play of rookie point guard Kris Dunn, who scored a season-high 15 points in 17 minutes off the bench. Dunn is 11-of-15 from the floor in the last three games and is putting pressure on starter Ricky Rubio.

Center Jonas Valanciunas went 1-for-8 from the floor on Monday and finished with four points to post six or fewer points for the fourth straight game. The Lithuanian big man did not log more than 25 minutes in any of the last five contests, though coach Dwane Casey suggested it was just the matchup that led to increased playing time for backup Lucas Nogueira on Monday.

Minnesota C Karl-Anthony Towns went 3-of-16 from the floor on Tuesday and is 18-of-56 in the last three contests.

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry is 27-of-42 from 3-point range in the last six games.

The teams split the two meetings last season, with Toronto earning a 114-105 win at home on Feb. 24.



StreakSmarts Pick: Timberwolves: Win or Single Digit Loss

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick