Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (6-3) at Minnesota Timberwolves (3-6)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday night in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look for their fourth road victory to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 98.9 points on 43 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.3 points and 5.4 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Marvin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another victory after winning two of their last three games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 26.3 points and 2.2 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.1 points and 8.9 rebounds. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing eight rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last four home games.
The Hornets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I've been backing the Hornets early this season and their surprise play has paid off. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves seem to be finding themselves recently with wins in two of their last three games and have played their best ball overall at home. These are the type of games the Minnesota Timberwolves have to win if they're going to make the playoffs this season. I'll side with Minnesota at home and the free point.