Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (22-12)
December 30, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -6; Over/Under: +226.5
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 4 straight games. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 4 straight games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 23.5 points and 6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.7 points and 11.6 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Timberwolves last 7 road games. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall.
The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to play dumb ball down the stretch, and they’re not a team I trust against above average teams. The Milwaukee Bucks play their best ball at home, where they win by an average of 10 points and shoot 48.4 percent from the field. I just have no confidence in the Timberwolves, a team that turns the ball over and finds ways to lose. Give me the Bucks and the reasonable number.