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Timberwolves vs Pistons Betting Matchup Report

Detroit PistonsMinnesota Timberwolves
24-37March 07, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center30-30



The visiting Pistons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Target Center against the Timberwolves.

Supporters of the Pistons have seen them go 24-37 and 28-33 ATS so far this season, while the Timberwolves are at 30-30 and 31-29 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 27-29-4, while the Pistons are 43-18.

View Detroit Pistons vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

The Pistons were listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 218 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Timberwolves sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 99-93.

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Last time out for Detroit, they were a 105-94 loser as they battled the Bulls at home. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Greg Monroe went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Chicago defeated Detroit, 105-94 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Minnesota was a 118-106 loser in its last match at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 224 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota suffered a 118-106 loss against New York on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Kevin Love in a losing effort at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 4-ranked offense (106.15 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 26 at 103.44 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.94% on average).

A few Pistons at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 14 games
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Detroit


Next up:
Detroit at Boston, Sunday, March 9th
Minnesota home to Toronto, Sunday, March 9th

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