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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Minnesota when they hit take on the Pistons on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.
Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 24-44 and 31-36-1 ATS so far this season, while the Pistons are at 24-47 and 32-39 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pistons are 34-36-1, while the Timberwolves are 32-35-1.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pistons as 2-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Pistons and the No. 21-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 93-92 result in favor of the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 11 in the league with 42.6 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 28 with 5.3 per contest.
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.2 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 104-97 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 28 points from Derrick Williams en route to a 104-97 loss against Chicago on Sunday at Target Center.
Detroit won its last outing, a 92-91 result against the Bobcats on March 23. The Pistons covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charlie Villanueva scored 18 points leading the Pistons to a 92-91 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Timberwolves at Pistons trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, March 27
Detroit home to Toronto, Friday, March 29