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Timberwolves Have Had Pistons' Number

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The Detroit Pistons have been up and down in the 2015 NBA campaign but will be looking to end the year on a good note when they welcome the young Minnesota Timberwolves to town Thursday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 17-5-1 ATS in their last 23 games at home.
  • The Timberwolves are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Pistons' last nine games.

The last time these teams met Detroit ended quite a slump versus the T-Wolves. The Pistons had dropped their previous 10 meetings with Minnesota but broke that streak on Nov. 20 with a 96-86 victory. The Pistons welcomed back injured point guard Brandon Jennings into the fold in Tuesday’s 108-96 loss to the Indiana Pacers, a game which saw Jennings put up seven points and four assists in his first action in 11 months.

The Timberwolves have also had the edge at the betting window in this series, going 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight versus Detroit.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Detroit Pistons as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -7-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 202 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 107-102 result in favor of the Pistons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons sport a record of 17-15 and 17-13-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Timberwolves sit at 12-20 and 14-17-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 16-16 for the Detroit Pistons and 15-16-1 for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Detroit Pistons sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are at No. 24 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense averaging 100.97 PPG, against a Minnesota Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 20 at 102.59 PPG. The Detroit Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 42.54% so far, less than the Minnesota Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 44.93% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Timberwolves got a 25-point performance from Karl-Anthony Towns, who added 25 rebounds as Minnesota ran past Utah 94-80 on Wednesday at Target Center.

Detroit got 19 points from Ersan Ilyasova but lost anyway 108-96 against the Knicks on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
  • Detroit is 17-5-1 ATS in its last 23 games at home
  • Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Milwaukee, Saturday, January 2nd
Detroit at Indiana, Saturday, January 2nd

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