Wizards vs. Timberwolves - 3/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (23-48) at Washington Wizards (35-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -7.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CNSW
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards clash Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.7 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 18.1 points and 10.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20.1 points and 10 assists while bradley Beal is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won nine of their last 11 home games. Alan Anderson is doubtful with an ankle injury.
The Timberwolves are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Washington and 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves have nothing to play for at this point and actually need to keep losing in order to lock up a top draft pick. Meanwhile, the Wizards are still fighting for a playoff spot and have covered 13 of their last 19 against Minny. Give me Washington and the chalk.