Minnesota Timberwolves (39-29) at Washington Wizards (38-29)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -4.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.5 points and 12.2 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.9 points and 1.8 assists. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Taj Gibson is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six road games.
The Washington Wizards also need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 15 points and 6.4 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost four of there last six home games.
The Timberwolves are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Wizards are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Washington, the favorite is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings and the home team is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Washington Wizards have all of a sudden cooled off, and they've played their worst basketball during that stretch at home. I'm not as confident in the Minnesota Timberwolves without Jimmy Butler, and they've been terrible on the road all season long. However, when you break these two teams down from a talent standpoint, the Timberwolves are the better team and they're playing for more down the stretch with the West wide open. The Timberwolves need as many wins as they can get if they hope to make the playoffs. I like the value of the free points here.