T'Wolves vs. Wizards Pick
Can the Washington Wizards stay hot at home when they play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Wizards are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Timberwolves. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 212 points. These two have yet to meet this season, but the road team has won and covered the spread in two straight in this series.
Minnesota has lost its last two to fall to 11-24 on the season and retain their spot as one of the most disappointing teams of the season. Minnesota has also fallen to 15-20 against the spread after failing to cover in its last two games. Minnesota is putting up 103.3 points per game on offense this season, but allowing 105 points per contest. The T’Wolves have three players averaging 21 points per game, with Karl-Anthony Towns leading the way at 21.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game this season.
The Wizards have also lost two straight coming into this game. Washington is 16-18 on the year and 17-17 against the spread. They have won and covered the spread in their last five games at home. Washington is averaging 105.2 points per game this season, but the defense is giving up 106.2 points per contest. John Wall is putting up 23.5 points and 10 assists per game to lead Washington while Bradley Beal is averaging 22.1 points per game.
Washington has been a good team at home, going 13-6 this season. The Wizards have the talent to win, but it just seems to show up in Washington. The Timberwolves certainly have plenty of young talent, but they can’t seem to piece it all together in a way that can win consistently. I expect Washington to stay hot at home and pick up a comfortable win tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -5