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Detroit Pistons vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons -5.5 -- Over/Under: 224
TV Channel
FSN, FSDT
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.9 points and 12.3 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.2 points and 4.5 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing eight assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost their last four road games.

The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.4 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.5 points and 7.9 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.4 points and 15.1 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won their last five home games.

The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 8-1 in Pistons last 9 overall. The over is 25-9 in Timberwolves last 34 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off a nice win last night over the OKC Thunder, but I'm not sure how much stock you put into that game given that OKC has looked shaky at best these last two weeks. The Timberwolves now go on the road where they're losing by an average of 5.1 points and allow 47.6 percent shooting. The Detroit Pistons are easily one of the hottest teams in the league right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 11.2 points and holding teams under 43 percent shooting. I fade the Timberwolves often due to their inability to play defense, and I'm going to do it again here against a Pistons team that has caught fire out of nowhere. 

Pick:
Detroit Pistons -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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