The Minnesota Timberwolves (20-21) and the Detroit Pistons (11-33) square off at Little Caesars Arena in a game on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on BSDE. The Timberwolves are 6.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s point total is set at 232.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. Pistons
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -229 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +189 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232 points.
Timberwolves vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSDE
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Arena: Little Caesars Arena
Timberwolves vs. Pistons Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Timberwolves are 18-23-0 this season. Minnesota has been chosen as the favorite in 22 games this year and has walked away with the win 13 times (59.1%) in those games. Timberwolves games this year have gone over the point total 43.2% of the time (19 out of 44 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Pistons are 20-23-1 this year. Detroit has won 23.8% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (10-32). The Pistons have hit the over 61.4% of the time this year (27 of 44 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Hip), Bryn Forbes: Probable (Shoulder), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
Pistons: Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder), Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Calf), Jalen Duren: Out (Ankle), Rodney McGruder: Out (Illness), Marvin Bagley: Out (Hand), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota is 12th in the NBA with 114.7 points per game so far this year. At the other end of the court, it ranks 18th with 115 points allowed per contest. The Timberwolves are posting 117 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 112.2 points per contest. The Timberwolves’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, scoring 112.3 points a contest compared to the 114.7 they’ve averaged this year.
Minnesota is draining 11.1 treys per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 34.3% three-point percentage (23rd-ranked). The Timberwolves have taken 62.6% two-pointers and 37.4% threes this year. Of the team’s baskets, 73.9% are two-pointers and 26.1% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
In 2022-23, Detroit is 24th in the league offensively (111.8 points scored per game) and second-worst on defense (119.7 points conceded). At home, the Pistons score 113.5 points per game. Away, they score 110.6. The Pistons are putting up 115.5 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 3.7 more than their average for the season (111.8).
With 11.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.5% from downtown, Detroit is 17th and 16th in the league, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Pistons have attempted 37.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.5% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 70.5% have been 2-pointers.
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