Detroit Pistons at Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/31/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves (16-20) vs Detroit Pistons (9-29)

Game Info: Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -7.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Detroit Pistons have lost 7 of their last 8 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 5 straight games.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.3 points and 4 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Alec Burks is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 23.5 points and 6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

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The Pistons are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in Pistons last 7 road games. The over is 10-4 in Timberwolves last 14 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pistons are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are the better team and will have the edge at home, but they're a dumb team that has issues finishing games, and I'm not laying big chalk with them regardless of opponent. I don't want to back the Detroit Pistons as much as the next guy, but I'm not laying big chalk with the Timberwolves, especially when they win at home by an average of just 0.2 points. It's Pistons or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons +7.5

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