The Minnesota Timberwolves had to play without star wing Anthony Edwards over their last two games as he dealt with a hip injury. The T-Wolves managed to win both games without him, but they were playing the Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets. Let’s dive into the most recent Anthony Edwards injury update for Wednesday to discuss his odds of playing and one Anthony Edwards player prop pick. If you’re hungry for more action, check out our NBA player prop bets, our NBA betting tools or our NBA betting promos!
Anthony Edwards Injury Update: Is Minnesota’s Star Playing Tonight?
Is Anthony Edwards Playing for Minnesota Tonight?
The Minnesota Timberwolves have had to play without Anthony Edwards over the last two games. Edwards was listed as doubtful with a hip pointer for those contests, but, with some extra time off, his status has improved to questionable.
Edwards’ injury led the Timberwolves to start Troy Brown Jr. over their last two contests, and they already had Nickeil Alexander-Walker in the starting five in relief of Jaden McDaniels. McDaniels remains out with an ankle sprain.
Edwards reportedly returned to practice recently. Head coach Chris Finch even said that Edwards was “trending towards” playing in Minnesota’s Wednesday game when talking with reporters on Tuesday.
So is Anthony Edwards playing for Minnesota tonight? I suspect he’ll suit up, especially after Chris Finch’s comments on Tuesday, and especially with what we’re seeing on the sports betting market. The Timberwolves are 12.5-point home favorites over the San Antonio Spurs at bet365. Edwards’ points prop sits up at 26.5, slightly below his season average of 26.2, with the over priced at -125.
The books are projecting a strong performance from Edwards in more than just the points column. Edwards’ rebounding prop sits at 5.5, below his season average (5.9), while his assist prop sits at 4.5, also below his season average (5). While Finch hasn’t discussed a minutes restriction for his star player, it’s certainly possible he faced one in his return to the floor — and, with the Timberwolves listed as a 12.5-point favorite, it’s also possible he gets pulled early in a blowout game script.
Anthony Edwards Player Prop Pick
Not every book is quite so eager to stack the odds on Edwards’ over. While you’ll find Anthony Edwards listed at odds of +100 just to stay under the 26.5 on DraftKings, Pinnacle, a sharp book, and BetMGM have the same bet priced for -120. OddsShopper Premium lists the true odds, which are generated by indexing the odds across the market and adjusting for hold and book sharpness, at -106.
Of course, it’s still possible that Edwards sits — but in that case, the under would just void, not miss. With the public books likely hoping to capitalize on bettors eager to back Edwards after more than a week without him on the floor, let’s be smart and fade him in the points column, especially while we can get such a friendly price.
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