Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 3/19/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports WI
The Milwaukee Bucks (44-26) are traveling to Target Center on Saturday where they will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (41-30).
The Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Kings and walked away with a win by a score of 135-126 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Bucks ended up finishing with 19 and the Kings recorded 15 personal fouls. They also knocked down 16 of 43 shots from three-point range. Sacramento shot 85.7% at the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 21 tries. Additionally, Sacramento grabbed 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Sacramento distributed 39 assists and had 27 steals for the matchup. In the matter of defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 48.9% from the field on 46 out of 94 shooting. They also dished out 21 assists in the game as well as forcing 5 turnovers and getting 12 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 47 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bucks made 23 of their 32 tries for a rate of 71.9%. Milwaukee finished the game having earned a 52.8% field goal percentage (47 out of 89) and buried 18 out of their 35 3-point attempts.
Khris Middleton is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He accounted for 32 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and also pulled down 8 boards. Middleton walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 8 assists.
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Milwaukee heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 44-26 this year. They have an average of 114.9 pts per contest (3rd in the league) while shooting 46.4% from the field. The Bucks are hitting 36.8% on shots from downtown (1,001 of 2,720) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Milwaukee is pulling down 46.8 boards per game and has racked up 1,652 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 20th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 24th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,777 relinquished on the campaign. The Bucks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (2,859 of 6,330) and they relinquish 44.5 boards per game as a team. They give up 35.0% on 3-pointers while they are 16th in the league in PPG allowed (110.9).
The last time they took the court, the Timberwolves walked away with a victory by a final of 124-104 when they played the Lakers. With respect to rebounding, Minnesota allowed Los Angeles to grab 25 overall (13 offensive). They went 22.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 of 45 and finished the game at 16 out of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). The Timberwolves allowed the Lakers to knock down 39 of their 93 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Timberwolves shot 40 out of 90 from the field which had them at 44.4%. With regard to three-point shots, Minnesota knocked down 17 of 42 attempts (40.5%). They were able to make 27 of those for a rate of 87.1%. The Lakers were called for 14 fouls in this matchup which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 31 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves were able to snag 36 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 51 in the matchup.
Patrick Beverley ended up being a major contributor for the Timberwolves for this game. Beverley had 18 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and earned 1 assist in this game. He made 6 out of 9 for the game for a rate of 66.7%, and added 6 rebounds.
Minnesota has a mark of 41-30 for the season. The Timberwolves commit 21.8 fouls per game while shooting 77.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (8th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per game. Minnesota has tallied 8,179 points for the season (115.2 per game) and they collect 44.7 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Timberwolves are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which ranks 23rd in basketball.
The Timberwolves defensively are ranked 20th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.9. They are forcing their opponents into 16.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the floor (12th in basketball). The Minnesota defense gives up 34.6% on shots from distance (920 of 2,660) and opponents are converting on 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 25.8 assists and 45.9 boards per contest, which ranks 25th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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