Timberwolves vs. Pistons Prediction
Can the Detroit Pistons continue their recent surge when they play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 7PM ET?
531 Minnesota Timberwolves vs. 532 Detroit Pistons
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Timberwolves. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 223.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 86 percent going on the Pistons at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
T’Wolves end skid
Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak last night with a 131-120 win at home over Oklahoma City. The T’Wolves had failed to cover in three straight prior to the win as well. Minnesota is now 30-34 on the season, 9-24 on the road, 33-31 against the spread and 36-28 with the over.
The Timberwolves are putting up 112.8 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.6 percent as a team. Defensively, the Timberwolves are giving up 112.9 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent against them. Luol Deng is questionable to play tonight due to an Achilles injury. Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the team with 24.2 points and 12.4 rebounds per game while Derrick Rose is adding 18.3 points and 4.5 assists per contest.
Pistons playing their best
Detroit is on one of its best stretches this season, winning five of its last six. The Pistons are coming off a 112-107 OT win over the Raptors on Sunday. Detroit is now 31-31 overall, 19-13 at home, 30-30-2 against the spread and 32-30 with the under.
The Pistons are a strong defensive team, allowing just 107.8 points per game while holding opponents to a league-low 33.8 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Detroit puts up 107.4 points per game while shooting 44 percent as a team. Backup center Zaza Pachulia is doubtful to play today due to an Achilles injury. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 25.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while Andre Drummond is adding 17.4 points and 15.1 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games following a win, but just 2-5 ATS in their last seven against Eastern Conference opponents.
The Pistons have covered the spread in five straight home games and six of their last eight following a win.
The Pistons are trying to make a strong push for the playoffs and they seem to be clicking a little bit right now. They are well rested tonight and get to play a team that played last night and then had to travel. The Pistons should be able to take advantage of Minnesota’s fatigued legs, especially with their defense. I like Detroit to cover at home once again and get over the .500 mark.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -5.5