Pistons vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pistons vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 3/27/2024

The Detroit Pistons (12-60) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (49-22) on Wednesday, March 27th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Warriors. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Pistons vs Timberwolves

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The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pistons will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Knicks with a final score of 124-99. the Pistons not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +17 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 211.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Coming into their matchup with the Timberwolves, the Pistons have a sub .500 record of 12-60. In their 72 games, the Pistons have gone 9-37 against other Eastern Conference teams and 3-23 in non-conference play.

Detroit has an overall ATS record of 35-36 for the season so far. Detroit has gone 3-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 32-32 when playing as underdogs.

The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

Anthony Edwards scored 23 for Minnesota against the Warriors which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 47.6%. Naz Reid also added 20 points as the Timberwolves won the game by a score of 114-110.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Pistons, the Timberwolves are looking to build on their above .500 record of 49-22. In the Western Conference standings, the Timberwolves are in 3rd place and are also 3rd in the Northwest division.

Against the spread, Minnesota are currently above .500, at 37-33 ATS. The Timberwolves maintain an ATS record of 20-16 on the road, while they have a 17-17 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

Detroit has recorded an average of 111.1 points per game (24th) throughout 72 games games.

So far this season, the Pistons are 24th in the NBA in scoring at 111.1 points per game. On the road, Detroit is averaging 111.8 points per game compared to 110.5 at home. Heading into this game, the Pistons have scored less than the NBA average in 70.8% of their games.

One area where Detroit has been solid is in terms of pace, as they are 7th in the league at 99.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Pistons are 20th at 46%. They have been better inside the arc (53%) than outside of it (35%).

Coming into this game, the Pistons have made 11.1 three-pointers per game, which is 29th in the NBA. However, they are 9th in two-point field goals made. Overall, Detroit is 19th in assists at 26 per game.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Minnesota offense is ranked 18th in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Timberwolves are 18th in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.6 points per game, which is 23rd in the league.

Minnesota comes into tonight’s game as the 20th-ranked team in pace at 97.1 possessions per game. They are also 17th in assists at 26.5 per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Timberwolves are 10th in the NBA at 48%. They are also 9th in true shooting percentage.

Pistons Team Defense

Currently, the Pistons’ defense holds the 26th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.2 points per game. Opponents are hitting 56.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.3% of their three-point attempts.

Timberwolves Team Defense

So far, the Timberwolves’ defense is ranked 1st in the league at 106.5 points per contest. The Minnesota defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 44.9% of their field goal attempts vs. Minnesota.

Key Players For The Pistons And Timberwolves

For today’s matchup, we project Cade Cunningham to lead the scoring for the Pistons, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/18. This season, he is averaging 22.1 points per game along with 4.3 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anthony Edwards to be the top scorer for the Timberwolves. Our projection has him finishing the game with 27, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.5% and is averaging 26.4 points per contest.

Pistons vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Across the Pistons last three road games, the team averaged 101 points per game while allowing 120. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • The Timberwolves are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Minnesota posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.

Pistons vs Timberwolves Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Pistons vs. Timberwolves matchup, we’re leaning towards the Pistons at +14.5. Although our projections show the Timberwolves winning 111-103, we suggest placing your bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 215 and our model has the Pistons and Timberwolves finishing with a combined 214 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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