Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 10/22/14 Pick, Odds, and Prediction
bMinnesota Timberwolves (3-2) at Milwaukee Bucks (3-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday October 22
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -2 Total 197.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves face off on Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in NBA Preseason action.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-3 thus far this preseason going 1-1 at home as they look to start the rebuilding process. The Bucks stomped the Knicks on Monday as many of their players sat out but they got solid contributions across the board. O.J. Mayo scored 24 points in 31 minutes off of the bench to lead all Milwaukee scorers. Jared Dudley had 14 points, GIannis Antetokounmpo had 14 points, and Jabari Parker had 13 points. The Bucks shot 59.7 percent from the floor and over 75 percent from the free throw line but turned the ball over 16 times. The Bucks have a roster full of talent but it is a matter of gaining experience and playing together.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-2 this preseason and they have won their last two games. The Timberwolves blew out Oklahoma City in their last game beating the Thunder by 18 points. Mo Williams led the T-Wolves with 19 points in the win. Zach LaVine had 13 points as did Robbie Hummel and Kevin Martin. Minnesota shot 46.6 % from the floor and 80% from the free throw line but they were crushed on the boards being outrebounded badly by the Thunder. The Timberwolves have a slew of young talent most notably Andrew Wiggins who scored eight points in 23 minutes of action.
Milwaukee is 0-4 against the spread in their last four Wednesday games with their last four home games going over the total. Minnesota is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games and the over is 7-1 in their last eight road games. Minnesota has covered the point spread in six of their last seven games with Milwaukee and 4-0 against the spread in Milwaukee.
Both of these teams have some young players to get excited about and I look for the Bucks to win this one and cover at home.