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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks (13-21) at Minnesota Timberwolves (12-21)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, FSN

The Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday at the Target Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for a big win after losing six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 16.3 points and 3.6 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Greg Monroe is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Damien Inglis is questionable with an ankle injury.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Timberwolves could also use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and 1.7 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.4 points and 9.4 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.3 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six of their last nine home games.

The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Both teams continue to struggle with consistency but the Timberwolves are at home and have more playmakers on the offensive end. I'll take the small number here. 

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Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5

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