Timberwolves vs. Bucks - 11/26/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (8-7) at Minnesota Timberwolves (3-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +3 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves face off on Wednesday at the Target Center in NBA action.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are a disappointing 3-9 this season and they have lost their last two games. The Timberwolves are 2-5 at home and just 2-8 in their at 10 games. Minnesota is averaging 101.1 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 110.2 points and their opponents shoot 51.1 percent. Kevin Martin leads Minnesota in scoring averaging 20.4 points per game but he is out for this one. Thaddeus Young is averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins is averaging 12.5 points, and Nikola Pekovic is averaging 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Minnesota is just a growing team that have put together some nice talent but they are probably a few players and years away.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the more improved teams in the NBA this season and they are 8-7 thus far. The Bucks are 3-5 on the road and 6-4 in heir last 10 games. The Bucks are averaging 95.8 points and they are shooting 44 percent including 31.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc and defensively they are allowing 98.5 points and their opponents shoot 44.5 percent. Brandon Knight is averaging 18.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.5 assists to lead Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, Jabari Parker is averaging 11.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, and O.J. Mayo is averaging 11.3 points. The Bucks are averaging 44.6 points per game off of the bench.
Minnesota is 6-1 against the spread playing on three days rest, 1-5 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games. Milwaukee is 4-0 against the spread against the Western Conference, 5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 8-20 against the spread following a win. The underdog is 10-4-1 against the spread in the last 15 meetings of these two.
I am not expecting that both teams can score enough to get over this number so my pick is the under.