The 24-44 Minnesota Timberwolves will travel to face the 24-47 Detroit Pistons in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Detroit is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this pro basketball game has the home club Detroit Pistons favored by -1 ½ points with an over under line of 196 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The teams met twice during the lockout year with Minnesota winning both games. Each team covered the spread in their road game. Both games played under the total.
Minnesota has a road record of 9-26 on the season. The club loses for the fifth time in seven games following a 104-97 home defeat on Sunday to the Chicago Bulls as a -3 point betting favorite. The game went over 186 ½ points. The Timberwolves fell behind 56-43 at the half. They wasted a 50% shooting game with 6 of 12 coming from three. Minnesota held Chicago to 46.1% from the floor and lost because the Timberwolves got crushed by the Bulls on the glass by a 52-32 differential. Derrick Williams led Minnesota with 28 points and five rebounds on 11 of 18 shooting. Injuries have hampered this Timberwolves team this season. Kevin Love and Chase Budinger have missed significant time this year. As a result the team ranks in the bottom third of the NBA in all four key offensive areas. They are the worst three point shooting team in the NBA by hitting on just 29.4% from beyond the arc.
The Pistons are 15-21 playing at home. Detroit breaks a ten game losing streak on Saturday after a 92-91 road victory against the Charlotte Bobcats as a +1 point underdog. The game finished under 199 points. Detroit outscored Charlotte 23-15 in the fourth quarter in victory. The Pistons shot 45.6% from the floor and connected on 10 of 26 from beyond the arc. They held the Bobcats to 42.7% shooting as well as 4 of 17 coming from three range. Charlie Villanueva came off the bench for 18 points and four rebounds on 7 of 13 makes from the field. It was the first time in seven games that Detroit allowed less than 100 points a game. They were once a respectable defensive team but not anymore as the team have given up high point totals in their games following the All Star break.