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Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards
Date & Time Sunday March 3, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Capital One Arena
Washington, D.C.
The Line
The Line: Washington Wizards -1.5 -- Over/Under: 238.5
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards meet Sunday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.9 points and 12.4 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.2 points and 4.5 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Washington Wizards also need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while Trevor Ariza is averaging 14.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Bobby Portis is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Green is dishing two assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost four of their last six home games.

The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games. The Timberwolves are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Washington and the home team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings. The over is 13-3 in Wizards last 16 overall. The over is 24-9 in Timberwolves last 33 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to be one of the most underachieving teams in the league, and they've been at their worst on the road where they've lost seven of their last eight and are losing by an average of 4.8 points on the season. The Washington Wizards have had their issues as well, but they've been a lot more competitive, and they're 17-11 ATS at home this season where they also win by an average of 3.1 points. The Wizards are also shooting 48.5 percent from the field at home, and that's not good when you consider the Timberwolves inability to get stops. I was originally leaning toward the Timberwolves in this game, but I can't bring myself to do it. I'll give the Wizards the slight edge because of home court.

Washington Wizards -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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