The Toronto Raptors and the Minnesota Timberwolves meet tonight from Toronto in the home opener for the Raptors. Get NBA odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Toronto Raptors are still winless through the first couple of game of the season, however they have been right there with a chance to win both contests. After letting a big fourth quarter lead evaporate against the Indiana Pacers in their season opener, the Raptors couldn’t seal the deal against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night, falling 100-107 in the first game at the new Barclays Arena. Despite the close losses, new comer Kyle Lowry has been fantastic in his first two games as a Raptor, averaging 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Despite missing Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio through injury, the Minnesota Timberwolves managed to get a first up win against the Sacramento Kings 92-80 on Friday night. J.J Barea led the way with 21 points and five assists in just 28 minutes of action for a Timberwolves team that struggled from downtown, hitting just 2-17 from beyond the arc. New comers Brandon Roy added 10 points, six assists and five rebounds while Andrei Kirilenko added 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists as both players returned to NBA action for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season.
We like what we saw from the Wolves in the absence of Love and Rubio in the first game. Give us the Wolves at underdogs on the road in this game at the best online sportsbooks.