Pistons vs. Timberwolves Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are listed as a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 209 points.
Detroit enters with a 10-5 overall record and 10-4-1 ATS after a 107-100 loss at the Pacers. Minnesota is 10-5 overall and 8-6-1 ATS following a 111-87 victory at the Mavericks. The Pistons won the first meeting this season in Detroit by a score of 122-101. The Pistons have won five in a row straight up and ATS in the series dating back to 2015. The over is 4-1 in those games.
In the loss at Indiana, Avery Bradley led the way with 16 points and six rebounds. Reggie Jackson accounted for 16 points and seven assists. Tobias Harris added 15 points and five boards, while Andre Drummond put in 11 points along with 15 rebounds and five assists. Detroit was outscored 36-19 in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota was paced by Jimmy Butler with 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the victory at Dallas. Andrew Wiggins had 19 points, five boards and three steals. Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Jeff Teague added 15 points and 10 assists. The T-Wolves outscored the hosts 68-32 in the second half.
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings. Detroit is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games on the road versus a team with a winning record.
Detroit has had Minnesota's number in recent meetings and after losing a couple in a row, expect a focus from the Pistons to keep this one close. Look for a big game from Drummond as he'll be motivated to match Towns' production, while the rest of the Detroit playmakers get the job done to cover the spread here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS +6