Hornets vs. Timberwolves Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 221 points.
Charlotte is 5-4 following a 108-101 loss at the Spurs. Minnesota comes in at 6-3 after a 112-99 win Saturday night over the Mavericks. The two meetings were split 1-1 last season straight up and ATS. The over went 2-0.
The Hornets were led by Jeremy Lamb as he tallied 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists at San Antonio. Dwight Howard contributed 20 points and 13 rebounds. Dwayne Bacon had 18 points and seven rebounds. Charlotte shot only 41.3 percent from the floor and made 8-of-24 3-pointers.
In the T-Wolves' win over Dallas, Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins scored 23, while Taj Gibson had 12 points and 10 boards. Minnesota led 93-69 through three quarters.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Minnesota and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Timberwolves are on a back-to-back, which might make their offense suffer in this game. It took overtime for one of the two games to go over the total last year and Howard provides a tough defensive matchup for Towns. We like the under here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: HORNETS/TIMBERWOLVES UNDER 221