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Bucks vs Timberwolves Betting Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesMilwaukee Bucks
Dec 27, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds


The Bucks will hit the floor running against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 0-1 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Bucks are at 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bucks are 1-0, while the Timberwolves are 0-1.

View Minnesota vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks are listed as 6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks sit at No. 15 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 22 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bucks will win this game 98-95.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 15-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 24 at 104 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 40.5% from the field per game, less than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

The Timberwolves were a 104-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves endured a 104-100 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Monday, despite a 24-point effort from Michael Beasley at Target Center.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 96-95 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 96-95 loss against Charlotte on Monday, getting 22 points from Brandon Jennings in a losing effort at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Miami, Friday, December 30
Milwaukee home to Washington, Friday, December 30