Timberwolves vs. 76ers - 12/3/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (0-17) at Minnesota Timberwolves (4-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -7.5 -- Over/Under: 2013.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSN+
The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves play Wednesday night at the Target Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers have yet to win a game and are on pace to being one of the worst teams ever. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 91.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and are allowing 105.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Alexey Shved is averaging 10.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. K.J. McDaniels has grabbed 22 rebounds in his last two games and Henry Sims is averaging 5.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers are just brutal at both ends of the floor and aren’t getting any better, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 47.2 percent from the field in their last five games. Nerlens Noel is questionable with a hip injury.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six games and continue to battle injuries. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 100.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 111.2 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Thaddeus Young is averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 11.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Mo Williams is dishing out 6.7 assists per game and Gorgui Dieng has scored 18 points in his last two games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are still having no trouble scoring even with the injuries to some of their key players, but their defense is preventing them from winning games. The Timberwolves have allowed more than 100 points in six straight games and are allowing 49.4 percent shooting in their last five.
The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The 76ers are playing hard and have been doing a nice job of covering the number as of late. Not like the Timberwolves are that much better of a team, especially with some of their top players out. Give me as many points as possible.