Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (16-12) at Minnesota Timberwolves (11-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +4.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSN+
The Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday at the Target Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a strong road win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 25 points and 7.9 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 14.9 points and 1.2 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.6 assists and George Hill is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost five straight road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.9 points and 1.7 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.4 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six of their last 10 home games.
The Pacers are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Timberwolves are extremely inconsistent and don't have the best reputation on their home court. The Pacers are as balaned and deep of an offensive team as you'll find in the East. I'll lay the small chalk with the road team.