Timberwolves vs. Wizards - 2/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (33-23) at Minnesota Timberwolves (12-43)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -2 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSN
The Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday at the Target Center.
The Washington Wizards look to snap a four-game skid and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 99.3 points on 47 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 43.7 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.3 points and 10.1 assists while Paul Pierce is averaging 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Nene Hilario is shooting 52.5 percent from the field. The Washington Wizards continue to drop in the East standings and are struggling mightily on the offensive end, as they’ve scored 96 or less points in seven of their last nine games. The Wizards are now just 13-14 SU on the road this season.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look to keep things going after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the TImberwolves are averaging 97.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 106.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 20.7 points and 4.2 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Nikola Pekovic is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.3 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves have allowed 100-plus points in eight of their last 10 games and are allowing 45.7 percent shooting in their last five games. The Timberwolves are 7-21 SU on their home court this season. Gary Neal is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
The Wizards are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
Um, sure, the Wizards are playing poorly right now, but there's no reason for them to be the underdog in this spot. Even with Kevin Garnett making his debut back in Minnesota, I'm taking the far better team and the free bucket.