Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 31 (12/31): NBA

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 31 (12/31): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Timberwolves money line -340
Timberwolves spread -7.5 (-110)
Pistons money line +270
Pistons spread +7.5 (-110)
Over / under 231.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Minnesota Timberwolves Detroit Pistons
Record 16-20 9-29
Home / road record 9-8 4-16
Streak L1 W7
Points per game 114.00 112.00
Points allowed per game 115.00 118.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 48.00
Rebounds allowed per game 44.00 43.00
Over / under record 17-19 22-16
 

Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves return home and will host the Detroit Pistons at the Target Center on Saturday night. These teams faced each other twice  last season and the Timberwolves won both games.  

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves get here with a 16-204 record and are 9-8 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Northwest. The Timberwolves are 7-10 in Western Conference play. Minnesota is 1-1 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.8 points and 6.1 assists for the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.3 steals over the past 10 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games the Twolves are 4-6, averaging 117.0 points, 40.4 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 9.8 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.6 points

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons get here with a 9-29 record and are 4-16 on the road ranking 5th in the Central division. In their last game at home, they lost 122-112 against the Grizzlies. Saddiq Bey led Detroit with 20 points and Bojan Bogdanovic had 18.

Killian Hayes is averaging 7.1 points and 4.4 assists for the Pistons. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.6 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

In their last 10 games, the Pistons are 3-7, averaging 112.3 points, 43.5 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.8 points per ga

 

BETTING TRENDS

Detroit are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Minnesota.

Detroit are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Minnesota.

Detroit are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.

Minnesota are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games.

Minnesota are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games against Detroit.

 

Prediction

The Timberwolves have been struggling lately as they have lost 5 games in a row and are dealing with some key players injuries. The Pistons have lost 8 of their last 10 games as well and have been awful on the road this season. However, the Timberwolves have 3 of their best players injured and are only 7-10 ATS at home. Give me the Pistons.

 

PICK: Pistons +7.5 (-110)

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