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Pointspread favors Timberwolves in battle with Bucks

Milwaukee BucksMinnesota Timberwolves
13-50March 11, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center31-31


The Timberwolves hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Bucks pay a visit to Target Center in NBA betting action.

The Timberwolves sport a record of 31-31 and 32-30 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bucks sit at 13-50 and 27-35-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-30-4 for the Timberwolves and 36-27 for the Bucks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Timberwolves as -14-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 214, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Timberwolves and the No. 28-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-86 win for the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

The Bucks were a 105-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bucks got 24 points from Brandon Knight as Milwaukee ran past Orlando 105-98 on Monday at Bradley Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 111-104 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 26 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Love in a losing cause in a 111-104 loss to Toronto on Sunday at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 4-ranked offense (106.24 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 21 at 102.4 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.91% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (42.98% on average).

Next up:
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Thursday, March 13th
Minnesota at Charlotte, Friday, March 14th