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Minnesota TimberwolvesDetroit Pistons
March 2, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons Odds

14-47TEAM RECORD22-40

The Palace of Auburn Hills features an NBA battle between the host Detroit Pistons and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves in betting action on Wednesday.

The Pistons sport records of 22-40 and 34-28 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Timberwolves sit at 14-47 and 26-35 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-28 for the Pistons and 27-33-1 for the Timberwolves.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pistons will win this game 97-95.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 30-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 17 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.7 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota was a 90-79 loser in its last match at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 169 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Timberwolves endured a 90-79 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Tuesday, despite a 20-point effort from Wes Johnson at Target Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 92-90 loser as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Pistons covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Rodney Stuckey went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee defeated Detroit, 92-90 at Bradley Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Timberwolves at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Philadelphia, Friday, March 4
Detroit home to Washington, Sunday, March 6

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