Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks - 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: 213 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves pay a visit to the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the Bradley Center.
The Timberwolves have lost five of their last seven games and are in danger of losing their third straight following Wednesday's 104-98 loss to the Wizards. Ricky Rubio led the scoring with 22 points, Zach LaVine added 21 points while Andrew Wiggins had 17 as the Wolves showed plenty of aggression to get to the free-throw line where they would connect on 29 of 34 attempts. However, the Wolves really shot themselves in the foot with a total of 19 turnovers which allowed the Wizards too many fast break opportunities. With the loss, Minnesota falls to 19-42 on the season and 9-21 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost three of their last four games and will be looking to bounce back after falling at Indiana by 104-99 on Wednesday. Khris Middleton led the scoring with 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 points while Jabari Parker had 18 as the Bucks almost came back from a 19-point deficit but fell short. With the loss, Milwaukee drops to 25-36 on the season which leaves them six games out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
In ATS trends, the Wolves are 5-2 ATS in their last seven against the Eastern Conference and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games against a team with a losing record, while the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Wolves are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Milwaukee.
You don't really know what you're going to get from the Wolves on a nightly basis as they've been so inconsistent but the same can be said for the Bucks so this one feels like a coin flip. With that being said, I'm reluctantly going to back the Wolves with the points despite their poor record on the road.