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Detroit Pistons vs Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA odds tilt

Minnesota TimberwolvesDetroit Pistons
9-11December 10, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills10-11

The Pistons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday in NBA play.

Detroit battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 9-11 mark (10-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-7 for the Pistons and 9-11 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

The Pistons were listed as a -1.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 202.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 19 and the Timberwolves at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-94 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

Detroit was a 110-95 loser in its last match at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 205 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit got 19 points from Brandon Jennings but lost anyway 110-95 against the Heat on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 99.33 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 23 at 101.9 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 42.32% per game.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 11th
Detroit at Charlotte, Wednesday, December 11th