Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (19-18)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -9 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks play host to the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Harris Bradley Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have now lost 18 of their last 19 overall and their last 13 straight after falling to the Suns by 113-111 on Wednesdsay. Mo Williams had a massive game of 23 points and 11 assists before checking out with a leg injury while Andrew Wiggins led the scoring with 25 points but missed on an open three-point shot that would have won the game at the buzzer. All in all, it was actually a pretty impressive showing from the Wolves because they definitely would have beat the Suns if they didn't turn the ball over 19 times which led to 27 points.
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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have won four of their last six overall and bounced back from a narrow loss to the Suns with a 97-77 win over the lowly 76ers on Wednesday. Khris Middleton and Brandon Knight led the team with 18 points apiece while OJ Mayo added 15 points as the Bucks stormed out to a 27-11 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. It's hard to get too excited about beating this Sixers team, but the Bucks held them to 30.1 percent shooting and two of 25 from the three-point line which is quite impressive against any team. Milwaukee is now 19-18 on the season and 12-10 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Wolves are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a loss and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, while the Bucks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall but 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
Head to head, the Wolves are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Milwaukee.
The Bucks are definitely the better team here and should be good enough to win this one by double digits, but I'm actually leaning towards the Wolves and the points here, especially after the way they played against the Suns on Wednesday.