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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 10/26/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks (4-0) at Minnesota Timberwolves (2-3)
Date & Time Friday October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 -- Over/Under: 232
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NBA | Milwaukee Bucks (4-0) at Minnesota Timberwolves (2-3)
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for their second road win of the season to build on their impressive 4-0 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 16.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 24.3 points and 3.5 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last eight road games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look to remain undefeated at home while getting back to a .500 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 116.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 24.8 points and 3.5 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.4 points and 9.2 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.8 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won each of their last four home games.

The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bucks are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings, the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 overall and the over is 24-4 in Bucks last 28 overall.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the more impressive teams out of the gate, as the offense has made massive strides and the defensive effort is still there being top-10 in field goal percentage allowed. The Minnesota Timberwolves still struggle on the defensive end, and outside of their victory over Indiana, they've had issues whenever playing even a decent team. Andrew Wiggins is also questionable for this contest, which limits Minnesota offensively, something you can't afford against these lengthy Bucks. I'll lay the bucket with the road team.

Milwaukee Bucks -1.5

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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