Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/5/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/5/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets (5-4) at Minnesota Timberwolves (6-3)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday in NBA action at the Target Center.

The Charlotte Hornets look for a nice statement victory after winning four of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23.3 points and 5.8 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 18.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky III is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.7 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.4 points and 11.1 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.9 points and 1.3 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing eight assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won three of their last four home games.

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The Hornets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 7-15-2 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are slowly starting to figure things out finally after four straight victories and improving their numbers on the offensive end. Minnesota has now scored 100 or more points in eight straight games and is coming off possibly its best win of the year with a 13-point victory ovr the Dallas Mavericks. Even though the Hornets have the rest advantage, they lack of the horses to hang around in this game and have been awful on the road dating back to last season. Give me the Timberwolves and the reasonable line.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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