Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/9/2014
Tuesday, March 11, 8:00 PM on FSWI, FSN
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The last time the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks faced each other, the Timberwolves walked away with a decisive 117-95 victory. Kevin Love tallied his sixth straight double-double with 33 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and a steal. This game was close at halftime and then the Timberwolves went on a 14-0 run to start the second half. Love drained four of the 11 3-pointers Minnesota hit on the night.
The Bucks just couldn't stop the perimeter shooting and allowed an opponent to hit at least 10 3-pointers in seven straight games. Minnesota was 20-29 from behind the arc on the night for 69 percent. This loss dropped Milwaukee to 6-24 on the season which was an NBA worst at the time. Minnesota led by as much as 31 points before the Bucks made a run late in the game but Love and the Timberwolves kept enough pressure on to close the game out. Kevin Martin contributed with 20 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Nikola Pekovic added 19 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. Corey Brewer also added 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.
Sanders finished the night with nine points, 10 rebounds and two steals. Khris Meddleton led the Bucks in scoring with 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting and Brandon Knight added 18 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Under is 6-4 over the last 10 meetings between these two teams
Milwaukee is 2-2 ATS over the last four games in Minnesota
Milwaukee is 6-3-1 ATS over their last 10 games overall
Minnesota is 6-4 ATS over their last 10 games
Injuries to Watch
12/27/13 G Carlos Delfino Foot out indefinitely
02/27/14 C Ekpe Udoh Knee out indefinitely
02/10/14 C Larry Sanders Eye out 6 weeks
02/20/14 C Ronny Turiaf Knee out indefinitely
Over their last 10 head to head matchups, Minnesota is 7-3 agains the spread and 2-2 when playing at home. The Timberwolves have covered in six straight games and won ATS in their last two home games against the Bucks. Minnesota is has also played well against the spread over the last month winning ATS in over 50 percent of their games over the last 10.
Milwaukee hasn't performed badly ATS lately. They are also hovering at .500 over their last 10 and will look to change their recent luck in Minnesota
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