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Bucks battle vs Timberwolves highlights NBA odds

Minnesota TimberwolvesMilwaukee Bucks
14-15December 28, 2013, 08:30 | Bradley Center6-23

The Bucks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at Bradley Center on Saturday in NBA play.

The Timberwolves will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 16-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Bucks are 11-18 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Minnesota is 14-15 on the totals; Milwaukee is 16-13.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bucks installed as 6.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 202.5.

This game matches up the No. 29 (Bucks) and the No. 6 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-86 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 104-93 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 104-93 loss against Brooklyn on Friday, getting 16 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo in a losing effort at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 28-ranked offense (92.59 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 25 at 102.52 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 41.89% from the field per game, less than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (42.67% on average).

Next up:
Minnesota home to Dallas, Monday, December 30th
Milwaukee at Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 31st