Hornets vs. Timberwolves - 3/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-43) at Charlotte Hornets (33-28)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -9.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets square off Monday at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.6 points and 10.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21 points and 5.2 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. Al Jefferson is grabbing six rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.1 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Timberwolves are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Southeast and 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 Monday games. The Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves are not only losing on the road, but they're not covering much. The Hornets have been a force for about a month. Take Charlotte by double digits.