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NEW ORLEANS (15-32) AT MINNESOTA (17-26) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/UFG%FT%3PT%FG%FT%3PT%
509: NEW ORLEANS
510: MINNESOTA
187.5
-3.5
93.7 / 97.8
94.7 / 97.1
15-32
17-26
26-20
19-23
25-22
22-21
44.9%
43.2%
76.9%
72.9%
37.3%
29.9%
46.4%
45.9%
74.0%
75.4%
36.4%
36.3%
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
NEW ORLEANS-3
MINNESOTA  
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
NEW ORLEANS - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1996CurrentLast 3   Since 1996CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games26-20103-94442-43225-2290-110424-45115-3284-117422-465
as an underdog23-1680-56258-23019-2062-76229-26011-2849-89165-330
as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points3-015-638-503-07-1437-481-211-1030-58
in road games17-758-41222-21416-950-52216-2248-1737-65169-276
in a road game where where the total is between 185 and 189.5 points3-117-955-443-112-1543-551-310-1739-62
in February games0-110-1760-681-013-1371-550-18-1963-65
second half of the season0-141-43191-2031-041-43198-1950-134-51183-215
on Saturday games3-417-1182-585-314-1574-683-513-1674-70
when playing on back-to-back days6-525-21112-926-619-2898-1084-816-3291-120
against Northwest division opponents5-622-2477-826-518-2868-902-917-2970-89
after 3 or more consecutive overs1-42-1039-501-42-1042-500-54-843-50
after allowing 105 points or more6-417-1388-806-412-1977-941-912-1985-87
after a loss by 10 points or more10-329-20116-1028-526-25114-1076-725-26103-120
after playing 3 consecutive road games2-413-1044-423-38-1438-481-59-1440-47
after 3 or more consecutive losses7-721-2071-657-720-2168-692-1213-2849-89
when playing against a team with a losing record9-539-37187-17912-336-40195-1726-937-40216-154
when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season1-014-1289-801-012-1489-800-114-12106-64

MINNESOTA - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1996CurrentLast 3   Since 1996CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games19-2386-102637-67522-2192-96654-65217-2660-131603-732
as a favorite8-621-28279-3018-622-27291-28810-430-20388-201
as a home favorite of 3.5 to 6 points2-26-761-602-26-661-613-19-488-37
in home games9-1138-55308-3459-1140-53324-32811-936-58364-300
in a home game where where the total is between 185 and 189.5 points1-41-650-633-23-461-541-42-564-53
in February games0-111-1893-1041-012-1698-960-111-1894-112
second half of the season0-132-47278-3271-039-40299-3070-122-59274-362
on Saturday games4-312-1696-1024-311-17100-973-48-2096-105
when playing on back-to-back days6-526-23156-1486-522-27156-1463-814-36121-196
against Southwest division opponents4-422-2164-844-417-2670-814-415-2844-107
revenging a loss vs opponent14-1566-67351-34614-1564-67339-34912-1738-96289-426
after allowing 105 points or more4-637-45190-2167-343-38206-1953-721-61156-259
after a loss by 10 points or more7-429-29173-1654-728-30164-1716-516-42140-207
after 3 or more consecutive losses3-631-30122-1404-522-38121-1392-714-4788-179
when playing against a team with a losing record6-1034-42277-27513-336-39270-2816-1032-45329-243
when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season0-110-17123-1271-013-15122-1320-18-20148-113
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games15-32-0.226-2025-2293.746.144.9%48.797.848.746.4%48.1
Road Games8-17+8.217-716-996.446.445.0%49.099.851.046.9%47.8
Last 5 Games1-4-1.93-23-295.244.044.6%47.4102.249.846.9%50.8
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)93.746.136-8044.9%7-1937.3%15-1976.9%491121216145
vs opponents surrendering97.64937-8344.7%7-2035.6%17-2275.5%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)96.446.436-8045.0%7-1938.7%17-2180.0%491120216145
Stats Against (All Games)97.848.737-7946.4%8-2236.4%16-2274.0%481023198136
vs opponents averaging99.149.637-8245.3%7-2035.9%17-2375.6%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)99.851.038-8046.9%8-2236.6%17-2273.9%481025198126

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games17-26-8.819-2322-2194.749.643.2%53.497.148.345.9%49.1
Home Games11-9-2.19-119-1195.348.842.8%54.493.647.242.6%53.4
Last 5 Games0-5-51-43-295.049.445.6%49.2102.856.047.9%52.4
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)94.749.635-8243.2%6-1929.9%18-2572.9%531322188155
vs opponents surrendering98.349.437-8244.9%7-2035.9%17-2275.3%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)95.348.835-8242.8%6-1930.1%19-2672.4%541321178146
Stats Against (All Games)97.148.337-8245.9%7-1936.3%15-2075.4%491122238146
vs opponents averaging98.549.237-8245.2%7-2035.8%17-2275.4%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)93.647.236-8442.6%6-1932.9%16-2175.0%531219238156
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ORLEANS 97,  MINNESOTA 95.7
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
12/26/2012@ ORLANDO97-94W3W182O38-7650.0%40836-7945.6%4413
12/28/2012TORONTO97-104L-3L182.5O37-8245.1%591637-8543.5%477
12/29/2012@ CHARLOTTE98-95W-3T190O35-8242.7%501539-7949.4%5015
1/1/2013ATLANTA86-95L2L184.5U36-8243.9%541341-8349.4%465
1/2/2013@ HOUSTON92-104L10L202.5U38-9042.2%551041-8349.4%5411
1/5/2013@ DALLAS99-96W6W193.5O39-8645.3%501039-8545.9%489
1/7/2013SAN ANTONIO95-88W8W193.5U40-8348.2%451433-7345.2%4419
1/9/2013HOUSTON88-79W2W200.5U35-8441.7%531630-7540.0%4722
1/11/2013MINNESOTA104-92W-3W181.5O44-8452.4%461231-6944.9%4014
1/13/2013@ NEW YORK87-100L7L190U33-8240.2%531335-8143.2%539
1/15/2013@ PHILADELPHIA111-99W3W184O44-8353.0%541439-8247.6%3613
1/16/2013@ BOSTON90-78W8.5W182U31-7143.7%551734-7445.9%4015
1/19/2013GOLDEN STATE112-116L-5L188O45-7957.0%471638-7749.4%4114
1/21/2013SACRAMENTO114-105W-5.5W194O43-8948.3%581538-8146.9%4210
1/23/2013@ SAN ANTONIO102-106L8.5W195O38-8146.9%541343-8053.7%448
1/25/2013HOUSTON82-100L-2.5L200.5U31-8038.7%441534-7147.9%5021
1/27/2013@ MEMPHIS91-83W7.5W177.5U33-7742.9%541532-8836.4%5515
1/29/2013@ LA LAKERS106-111L8W196O39-9242.4%44939-7949.4%6314
1/30/2013@ UTAH99-104L8.5W188.5O37-7847.4%521234-6850.0%4813
2/1/2013@ DENVER98-113L7.5L205O38-7252.8%432144-8452.4%388
2/2/2013@ MINNESOTA              
2/6/2013PHOENIX              
2/8/2013@ ATLANTA              
2/10/2013@ TORONTO              
2/11/2013@ DETROIT              
2/13/2013PORTLAND              

MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
12/26/2012HOUSTON84-87L-5.5L210.5U32-8438.1%521433-8140.7%5516
12/29/2012PHOENIX111-107W-8.5L194.5O45-8950.6%601045-9746.4%554
1/2/2013@ UTAH84-106L3L196U29-8434.5%501143-8749.4%5812
1/3/2013@ DENVER101-97W8.5W201U37-8344.6%641340-8646.5%467
1/5/2013PORTLAND97-102L-6.5L189.5O38-9141.8%601337-8643.0%4513
1/8/2013ATLANTA108-103W-1W188.5O40-8746.0%49938-7749.4%4715
1/9/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY84-106L13L202U31-7243.1%431936-7647.4%4712
1/11/2013@ NEW ORLEANS92-104L3L181.5O31-6944.9%401444-8452.4%4612
1/13/2013@ SAN ANTONIO88-106L12.5L199U33-8937.1%471345-8056.2%5217
1/14/2013@ DALLAS98-113L7.5L195.5O35-8541.2%531546-7759.7%369
1/17/2013LA CLIPPERS77-90L5L193U30-8435.7%531435-7745.5%5818
1/19/2013HOUSTON92-79W5.5W202.5U30-6446.9%471525-7832.1%5420
1/21/2013@ ATLANTA96-104L8T184.5O36-7448.6%401741-7157.7%4422
1/23/2013BROOKLYN83-91L5.5L185.5U38-8345.8%451337-8444.0%5414
1/25/2013@ WASHINGTON101-114L6.5L187O39-8844.3%621648-8357.8%4216
1/26/2013@ CHARLOTTE101-102L3W194O37-7748.1%441637-7350.7%4117
1/30/2013LA CLIPPERS90-96L4.5L189U33-7544.0%461335-7745.5%5915
2/1/2013LA LAKERS100-111L2.5L200.5O41-8946.1%491339-9242.4%6612
2/2/2013NEW ORLEANS              
2/4/2013PORTLAND              
2/6/2013SAN ANTONIO              
2/8/2013NEW YORK              
2/10/2013@ MEMPHIS              
2/11/2013@ CLEVELAND              
2/13/2013UTAH              
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1996
NEW ORLEANS is 26-18 against the spread versus MINNESOTA since 1996
NEW ORLEANS is 25-19 straight up against MINNESOTA since 1996
23 of 44 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1996
Games over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 4-4 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 4-4 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at MINNESOTA since 1996
NEW ORLEANS is 14-7 against the spread versus MINNESOTA since 1996
NEW ORLEANS is 12-9 straight up against MINNESOTA since 1996
11 of 21 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1996
Games played at MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 2-1 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
NEW ORLEANS is 2-1 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

 Shooting   3pt shotsFree ThrowsRebounds 
DateTeamsScoreLineResultHalfFGM-APctFGM-APctFTM-APctTot.OFFTO
01/11/2013MINNESOTA92181.5 Over4631-6944.9%4-1822.2%26-3378.8%40614
 NEW ORLEANS104-3SU ATS4044-8452.4%8-2236.4%8-988.9%461212
12/14/2012MINNESOTA113-4.5SU ATS5047-8853.4%7-1741.2%12-1770.6%511412
 NEW ORLEANS102184 Over5042-7853.8%11-2445.8%7-1070.0%34714
04/07/2012MINNESOTA90-3 Under4133-8140.7%10-2540.0%14-1877.8%42911
 NEW ORLEANS99192SU ATS4640-8248.8%4-1330.8%15-1978.9%561313
03/10/2012NEW ORLEANS95188.5SU ATS4939-8545.9%3-742.9%14-1687.5%47812
 MINNESOTA89-7.5 Under4433-8041.2%5-2321.7%18-2572.0%551617
01/13/2012MINNESOTA87-1.5SU ATS3724-7034.3%6-2524.0%33-3886.8%591216
 NEW ORLEANS80180.5 Under3834-9037.8%4-1625.0%8-1650.0%561912
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring MINNESOTA in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ORLEANS games 50.8% of the time since 1996. (556-539)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NEW ORLEANS games 48.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (77-82)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 48.2% of the time since 1996. (499-537)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 49.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (75-76)
No Edge.
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring the OVER in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ORLEANS games 48.8% of the time since 1996. (568-595)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NEW ORLEANS games 50% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (85-85)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 50.1% of the time since 1996. (575-573)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 51.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (90-85)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
NEW ORLEANS
[G] 02/02/2013 - Eric Gordon doubtful Saturday vs. Minnesota ( Knee )
MINNESOTA
[G] 12/27/2012 - Brandon Roy out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 12/27/2012 - Chase Budinger out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 12/27/2012 - Malcolm Lee out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 01/07/2013 - Kevin Love out indefinitely ( Hand )
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