Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (4-0)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -7 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a third straight win to finish the preseason with a 3-2 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 120 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while Jarrett Culver is averaging 13.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Wiggins is dishing 1.5 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last seven preseason games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory to finish the preseason with a 5-0 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 122 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28 points and 11 rebounds while Ersan IIyasova is averaging 18 points and 2.5 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Dragon Bender is grabbing six rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won eight of their last nine preseason games.

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The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The under is 6-0 in Timberwolves last 6 road games. The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

I've bashed the Minnesota Timberwolves over the years and I think a lot of their top players are overrated. The Milwaukee Bucks have done nothing but beat the not out of teams this preseason and could win this game by double digits as well if they choose. However, I don't make a habit of laying big chalk in meaningless games that could often go anyway possible. So, based on the amount of points we're getting, it's the Minnesota Timberwolves by default.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +7

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