Pistons vs. T'Wolves Pick
Can the Detroit Pistons continue their recent road success when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Timberwolves. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 204 points. Detroit has won and covered the spread in the last two meetings with the Timberwolves.
The Pistons are coming off an 87-77 loss at Charlotte on Wednesday, but the Pistons had won three straight road games prior to that. They are 12-12 on the season and 12-12 against the spread this year. The Pistons are known more for defense than offense, as they allow just 96.3 points per game while scoring 99.2 points per contest. Reggie Jackson has slowly been getting back in the mix for the Pistons. He is averaging 22 minutes over three games while putting up 11.7 points and 4.3 assists per contest. Andre Drummond is putting up 14.7 points and 13.2 rebounds per game to lead the team.
Minnesota played last night and suffered a 124-110 loss at Toronto to drop their sixth in their last seven games. The T’Wolves are now just 6-16 on the season and 7-15 against the spread. They have just 3-7 record at home. Minnesota is scoring 104.4 points per game on the season, but allowing 106.4 points per contest defensively. Karl-Anthony Towns is off to a good start this season as he is averaging 21.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Andrew Wiggins is putting up 22.4 points per game while Zach LaVine is averaging 20.5 per game.
The Pistons have been a hard team to figure out. Just when they seemed to be finding a new gear, they drop two of three and look ugly in the process. They seem to be a team that raises their game against good competition and has letdowns against poor teams. While Minnesota played last night, it is 3-1 against the spread this season on no rest. I like the Timberwolves to play well against the Pistons tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES +2.5