Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will look to add to their league-leading 30 victories when they host Karl Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves in an inter-conference clash on New Year’s Day. With both teams going all out for the win on Wednesday, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NBA odds.
Timberwolves vs Bucks 2019 NBA Lines, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Fiserve Arena, Milwaukee, WI
- TV: FSN, FSWI
- Radio: Minnesota / Milwaukee
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: OFF / Total: OFF
Why Bet On Minnesota?
Despite their early season struggles Minnesota has gone a decent 8-9 on the road this season. The Timberwolves have won two of their last three including a 122-115 overtime win over Brooklyn on Monday in which Towns and Andrew Wiggins both sat. Minnesota is also ranked an encouraging 12th in scoring (112.3 ppg), although the T-Wolves are ranked a discouraging 26th in points allowed (115.8 ppg). Towns is averaging a team-high 26.5 points per game while Wiggins is putting up a career-high 24.8 points per contest.
- Average Score For: 112.25
- Field Goals: 43.26
- Three Points: 32.07
- Free Throws: 76.39
- Rebounds: 46.72
- Average Score Against: 115.84
- Field Goals: 45.65
- Three Points: 36.69
- Free Throws: 79.16
- Rebounds: 48.53
Why Bet On Milwaukee?
There are a ton of great reasons to back the Bucks in this contest. Milwaukee ranks first in scoring (119.8 ppg) and an impressive ninth in points allowed (106.6 ppg). The Bucks have gone a stellar 16-2 at home this season and they come into this matchup red-hot, having won three straight and six of seven overall including a 12-102 blowout win over Chicago on Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.3 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game while Khris Middleton puts up 19.0 points per contest.
- Average Score For: 119.83
- Field Goals: 48.46
- Three Points: 36.20
- Free Throws: 72.62
- Rebounds: 51.71
- Average Score Against: 106.57
- Field Goals: 41.20
- Three Points: 36.80
- Free Throws: 75.89
- Rebounds: 45.63
NBA Betting Trends for Timberwolves vs Bucks
- Timberwolves are 3-10-1 ATS in the last 14 games
- Timberwolves are 2-12 SU in the last 14 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games
- Bucks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games
- Bucks are 18-2 SU in the last 20 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games
Timberwolves vs Bucks Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Karl Anthony Towns is a star of the highest caliber and Andrew Wiggins is finally playing like a No. 1 overall pick, the Greek Freak and his band of merry mates are the pick to take care of business on new Year’s Day for a handful of reasons. Milwaukee has been elite at home the last two seasons and the Timberwolves are awful defensively.
While Minnesota lacks quality depth – and good coaching – the Bucks are arguably the deepest team in the league and they have one of, if not the, best players on the planet leading them. Minnesota has gone1-7 SU in their last 8 road games and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Milwaukee has covered the chalk in six of their last seven games while going9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Back the Bucks to win big and enjoy your New Year’s Day everyone!
Pick: Milwaukee 123 Minnesota 111