Milwaukee Bucks (27-22) at Minnesota Timberwolves (32-22)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Thursday in NBA action at the Target Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 10.3 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.4 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last eight road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.8 points and five assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 19.8 points and 12.1 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 6.9 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t lost a home game since December 16.
The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Bucks are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and the under is 4-0 in Bucks last 4 overall.
The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't the same team on the road as they are at home where they're outscoring teams by seven points. Minnesota is a completely different team at home and hasn't lost there in about a month and a half. The Milwaukee Bucks continue to be hit or miss and are likely going to play this game without Eric Bledsoe. I'll take Minnesota and the reasonable line.