Detroit Pistons (14-14 ) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (14-16 )Date : 12/19/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Target Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Detroit Pistons vs Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves will welcome the Pistons to Target Center as they are coming off a blowout win against the Kings while the Pistons lost to the Bucks in their last game. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons fell to the Bucks in a very close game it was their 7th loss in eight games. They have to take care of the ball and can’t turn it over. The Bucks turned 16 turnovers into 29 points. Despite Griffin finishing with an impressive triple-double 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists he can’t afford to turn the ball over 10 times. He had a chance to tie this game twice in the final 15 seconds but bricked both of his 3-pointers. Bullock finished the game with a career-high 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Stanley Johnson chipped in with 20 as he scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as they failed to overcome a 15 point Bucks lead. The effort was there for the Pistons they just need to work on taking care of the ball if they want these great performances to end up in the win column. Playing against the Wolves will be challenging for them considering how well the Wolves are at home this season.
Minnesota Timberwolves 's Latest Performance :
The Wolves were able to bounce back from a loss against the Suns by blowing out the Kings in their next game. With the win, they are now two games behind the .500 mark. They are coming off a 0-4 road trip so it had to feel good to pick up a win at home. They are 12-4 at home this season. The game was already over at the break as the Wolves had a 30 point lead heading into the locker room. With 9 players scoring in double figures, but no player scoring over 17 it was a great team win for the Wolves. Rose got the start and did not disappoint he finished the game with 13 points with a season-high 11 assists. He did his damage in 24 minutes, adding two rebounds, one triple, and a turnover. Rose had 20+ points in each of his three previous games, and it sounds like Teague could miss some time. If so, Rose will get another look in the first unit vs. the Pistons on Wednesday. Playing against the Pistons all eyes will be on Towns as he will have to bring his A-game since he is going up against Drummond.
How Detroit Pistons & Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Timberwolves are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Pistons are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference.
Against The Spread Selection: Minnesota Timberwolves
My reason for the pick :
The Wolves will get back-to-back wins as they will take down the Pistons at home. Derrick Rose will be impressive again getting another start as he will lead the charge for Wolves. The Wolves are a much better team at home than on the road so they will have to their best to close out this homestand 2-0 because they will be on the road for their next three games. For the Pistons, they must figure out a way to become consistent they have players who can give them 15-20 points a night but they need to learn to take care of the ball if they want to take it to the next level because it is hard to win games considering how fast is the NBA today. Go with the Wolves at home.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games.
Betting trends for Minnesota Timberwolves :
- Timberwolves are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.