Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers 10/21/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves
Tuesday October 21
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The Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves play a Tuesday night preseason game at the Target Center.
The Indiana Pacers are 2-3 in the preseason and will finish things out with two road games. The Pacers continue to search desperately for offensive production, as they’ve shot under 30 percent from three in their last two games. One player who continues to give Indiana an offensive spark is Chris Copeland, who has 44 points in his last three games. David West is coming off a 16-point performance and Donald Sloan scored 15 points in 20 minutes in his most recent contest. Still, the Indiana Pacers must be much better on the offensive end if they’re going to even sniff the playoffs in the East. George Hill is 8-20 from the field in his last two games and Roy Hibbert has grabbed 11 rebounds in his last two games.
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This is just the second true home preseason game for the Minnesota Timberwolves, a team that’s split their first four games. Star rookie Andrew Wiggins is 13-28 from the field in his last three games and has racked up five steals. Mo Williams has shown to be a solid pickup for the Timberwolves, and he’s coming off a 19-point performance in his most recent game. Ricky Rubio has done a tremendous job of getting his teammates involved by dishing out 16 assists in his last two games and Corey Brewer is 12-25 in his last three contests. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a young team that many think will take a step backwards with Kevin Love no longer on the roster. However, there’s some talent on this team that could surprise some folks.
The Timberwolves are the hungrier and younger team that should be able to score more than the older and struggling offense of the Pacers. With this being a rare home preseason game for Minnesota, give me the small chalk.