Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) at Detroit Pistons (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +1.5 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look to avoid back-to-back losses to get a game above a .500 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 105.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 52 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.3 points and 10.5 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.3 points and 1.8 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Crawford is dishing 4.3 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 13 of their last 15 road games.
The Detroit Pistons look to avoid back-to-back losses to get a game above a .500 record. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21 points and 5.8 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.5 points and 6.8 assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 12.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last nine home games.
The Timberwolves are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
We've been waiting years for the Minnesota Timberwolves to turn the corner, and even with even more talent on the roster, they seem to be the same old Minnesota Timberwolves. A blowout loss last night at home to the Indiana Pacers without Myles Turner is not a good look. The Pistons have been playing decent ball for the most part and obviously have the rest advantage. However, the Timberwolves are easily the more talented team here and after getting beat up last night, they should be eager to get back on track. This line isn't high enough for me to consider Detroit. I'll side with the better team and the small line.