Bucks vs Timberwolves Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, December 30, 2022

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The Milwaukee Bucks (22-12) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19) at Fiserv Forum on Friday, December 30, 2022. The contest starts at 8:00 PM ET and airs on BSW. The Bucks are 7-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under in the matchup is 228.

How to bet Bucks vs. Timberwolves

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -274 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +222 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.

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Bucks vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSW
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Arena: Fiserv Forum

Bucks vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Bucks are 17-15-2 this year. Milwaukee has been chosen as the favorite in 27 games this year and has walked away with the win 20 times (74.1%) in those games. Bucks games this year have gone over the point total 17 times in 35 opportunities (48.6%).

In the Timberwolves’ 35 games this year, they have 14 wins against the spread. Minnesota has a 5-11 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 31.2% of those games). The Timberwolves have eclipsed the over/under 45.7% of the time this season (16 of 35 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 29 31.7 11.6 5.2 0.9 0.9 0.8
Jrue Holiday 26 18.9 5.3 7.5 1.5 0.5 2.2
Brook Lopez 33 14.8 5.9 1.2 0.5 2.6 2
Bobby Portis 34 13.6 10 1.8 0.3 0.3 1.1
Grayson Allen 31 10.3 3.6 2.5 0.7 0.2 1.7

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 35 23.5 6 4.5 1.8 0.5 2.6
D’Angelo Russell 33 16.8 3.2 6.5 1.1 0.5 2.3
Rudy Gobert 30 13.8 12 0.9 0.8 1.3 0
Jaden McDaniels 32 11.5 3.7 1.7 1.1 1.2 1.2
Jaylen Nowell 35 11.4 2.9 2.2 0.6 0.1 1.2
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Bucks: Jrue Holiday: Doubtful (Illness), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)

Timberwolves: Kyle Anderson: Questionable (Back), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee ranks 17th in the NBA with 112.6 points per game this season. At the other end of the court, it ranks sixth with 110.4 points allowed per contest. The Bucks are scoring 118.2 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 11.1 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (107.1). The Bucks have been racking up 111.5 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 112.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Milwaukee is sinking 12.9 treys per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) this year, while owning a 34.5% three-point percentage (21st-ranked). This year, the Bucks have taken 58.1% two-pointers, accounting for 68.5% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 41.9% threes (31.5% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Offensively Minnesota is the 12th-ranked squad in the league (114.7 points per game). Defensively it is 21st (115.7 points allowed per game). At home the Timberwolves are scoring 117 points per game, 4.4 more than they are averaging away (112.6). The Timberwolves have performed worse offensively over their past 10 games, averaging 113.2 points per contest, 1.5 fewer points their than season average of 114.7.

Beyond the arc, Minnesota is 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.2). It is 22nd in 3-point percentage at 34.4%. In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have attempted 37.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.6% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.2% of the Timberwolves’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 73.8% have been 2-pointers.

Bucks vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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