Pistons at Timberwolves 12/19/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons
Date & Time: 12/20/2018, 1:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: MIN -5.5 Total 219.5
TV Channel: FSNO

The Detroit Pistons look to bounce back from a loss on Wednesday when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pistons lost on Monday night to the Milwaukee Bucks 107-104. The Pistons were led in scoring by Reggie Bullock with 23 points, while Andre Drummond pulled down 14 rebounds. Detroit had a chance to tie but a 3-point shot by Blake Griffin as time ran out missed.

Minnesota snapped a four-game losing streak with a 132-105 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. The T-Wolves were led by Karl-Anthony Towns with 14 points and 14 assists in only 21 minutes of playing time, while Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points. Minnesota led at halftime 74-44 and never looked back.
Blake Griffin is leading the Pistons in scoring and assists with averages of 25.4 points and 5.3 assists per game. Andre Drummond is second in scoring and first in rebounding with averages of 18.0 points and 15.5 rebounds per game. As a team, the Pistons are shooting 43.5% from the field and 32.5% from 3-point territory.

Karl-Anthony Towns is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for Minnesota with averages of 21.4 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.5 points per game. Jeff Teague leads in assists with an average of 8.3 per game. Minnesota is shooting 44.9% from the field and 36.1% from three-point territory.

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Betting Trends

Detroit is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 on the road

The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Pistons last 10

Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 at home

The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Timberwolves last 5 at home

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Although Detroit has dominated this head to head, Minnesota is a much different team since trading away Jimmy Butler. The Timberwolves have covered the number in 5 of the last 6 at home and 9 of the last 11 at home versus a team with a .400 or lower road winning percentage. Detroit has failed to cover 6 of its last 8 overall. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Timberwolves win and cover ATS 118-109.

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