Bucks vs. Timberwolves - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42) at Milwaukee Bucks (25-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSWI
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks play Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.7 points and 1.9 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.3 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 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 99.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 18.3 points and 4.1 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.3 points and 9.4 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last eight home games. Michael Carter-Williams is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves continue to be in full tank mode and have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. The Bucks are starting to play with a little energy, especially at home. Milwaukee should easily cover this number on its home court.