Pacers vs. Timberwolves - 1/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-31) at Indiana Pacers (15-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -11 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSMW
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers play Tuesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 15 straight games and are getting closer to the No. 1 overall pick. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 98.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 108.3 points on 49.6 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 13.4 points and 2.5 assists. Mo Williams is dishing 6.6 assists and Gorgui Dieng is shooting 51 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to not play a lick of defense, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 50.7 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Timberwolves have lost 19 straight when allowing 100-plus points. Shabazz Muhammad is questionable with a groin injury.
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The Indiana Pacers have split their last 10 games and play their second home game of the month. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 95.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. David West is averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 11.6 points and three assists. Roy Hibbert is grabbing seven rebounds and Solomon Hill s shooting 38.7 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers continue their inconsistent offensive ways, as they’re shooting 39.6 percent from the field in their last five games. If the Pacers are going to make an honest run at a playoff spot, they have to become more balanced. Of course, that may help once they’re healthy. C.J. Miles and George Hill are both qeustionable with injuries.
The Timberwolves are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
It's hard seeing the Pacers blowing any team out shooting below 40 percent from the field. Sure, the Timberwolves have been horrible both SU and ATS, but this is too many points to give up against a team that can't score. I'll take my chances with the points.