Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-4)
The Minnesota Timberwolves will go up against the Milwaukee Bucks at Target Center on Friday. Milwaukee opens this game as 4-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 228.
The Bucks played the Pistons and took home the win by a score of 116-91 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Bucks finished with 16 while the Pistons finished the game with 22 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc. Detroit finished the game shooting 93.3% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 15 shots. On top of that, Detroit pulled down 35 rebounds (2 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Detroit doled out 18 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. With respect to defending, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 41.8% from the field on 33 of 79 shooting. They also recorded 24 assists in this matchup while creating 21 turnovers and earning 17 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 52 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Bucks knocked down 20 of 24 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. Milwaukee finished having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (43 of 92) and made 10 of their 38 shots from 3-point land.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He was able to score 32 points on 11 out of 24 shooting. He played 30 mins played and also totaled 12 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished shooting 45.8% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists.
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Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a mark of 7-0 so far this season. They cough up possession 14.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 51.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 165 assists on the campaign, which is 27th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Bucks are connecting on 32.5% on three-point shots (87 of 268) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 113.3 points per game (18th in the NBA) while hitting 45.4% from the field.
On defense, the Bucks are forcing 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.1 fouls. They are 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 135 surrendered this season. The Bucks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.3% (262 of 620) and they surrender 43.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 1st in the NBA in PPG allowed (102.0).
For their last game, the Timberwolves took a loss by a score of 116-107 when they played the Suns. The Timberwolves snagged 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for this game. They also gave up possession 16 times, while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Suns were called for 20 fouls in the game which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw tries for a clip of 83.3%. In the matter of three-point shots, Minnesota made 13 out of their 34 tries (38.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Timberwolves finished the game shooting 37 for 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.5%. The Timberwolves allowed the Suns to convert 41 out of their 89 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.1% for this contest. They went 39.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 17 out of 43 and finished the contest at 17 of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). In reference to team rebounding, Minnesota allowed Phoenix to snag 34 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up being a factor for the Timberwolves for the game. Towns recorded 24 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes for this game. He made 9 of 18 for the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and added 10 rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 4-4 this year. The Timberwolves are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls every game and they connect on 75.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 25.3 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per contest. Minnesota has totaled 913 pts for the year (114.1 per game) and they grab 48.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Timberwolves are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 16th in the league.
The Timberwolves on the defensive side of the court are 17th in the league in points allowed per contest with 113.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (4th in the NBA). The Minnesota defense concedes 35.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (113 of 321) and their opponents are connecting on 74.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 29.3 assists and 48.1 boards every game, which ranks them 30th and 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-4)
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