Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) at Charlotte Hornets (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for another win after beating the Brooklyn Nets in overtime on Wednesday. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 127 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 126 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 36 points and 14 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 21 points and eight rebounds. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing four assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 44.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six road games.
The Charlotte Hornets also look for a 2-0 start to the season after beating the Chicago Bulls by one point. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 126 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 125 points on 46.7 percent shooting. P.J. Washington is averaging 27 points and four rebounds while Devonte' Graham is averaging 23 points and eight assists. Dwayne Bacon is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Williams is grabbing two rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 52.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last six home games.
The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 Friday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Hornets last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Timberwolves last 7 road games.
I bash the Minnesota Timberwolves more than anybody and the jury is still out on their core and if this roster is capable of getting over the hump and finally being a factor in the West. I will say that beating the Nets on the road when Kyrie is going off was a nice start to the season. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a surprise opening game as well and one that could have you questioning what you think of this team, but something tells me they won't make 23 threes again. If the Minnesota Timberwolves are out to prove they're different this season and we can go back to putting stock into Wiggins, they win this game. The Charlotte Hornets are still one of th worst rosters in the league until proven otherwise in a larger sample size. I'll eat the small chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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