Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks

The NBA schedule takes center stage on Tuesday Night with a solid five game slate taking to the hardwood. For sports handicappers and fans looking to take advantage of the action this is great news as all five matchups are solid on paper. That said it is hard to look past the Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves contest taking place at 8pm ET at the Target Center.

For these two teams, they both enter Tuesday Night’s contest sitting above the .500 mark. That might be the only good news of late as either team has been playing very consistent entering their matchup as the Wizards are riding back to back losses while dropping five of their last ten games overall. Meanwhile the Timberwolves have won just five of their last ten games while falling to 12-8 on the year.

As we take a quick look at these two teams the first thing that stands out has been each of their struggles in slowing down opposing offenses. Over their last five games (1-4), the Wizards are allowing 103.2 while their only win came after holding the Milwaukee Bucks to just 88 points. Over on the other side the Timberwolves have allowed six straight opponents to top the 100 point mark.

Here are the keys to the Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves matchup on Tuesday November 28th, 2017

Washington Wizards –  Play Aggressive, Don’t let Big KAT beat you

  This young Timberwolves team is very good and have some of the games brightest young stars including both Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins. While both of those can beat you, the one guy that the Wizards need to focus on slowing down is Karl-Anthony Towns who can not only put up some points but can also control the glass while helping the Timberwolves offense to second chance scoring opportunities. In the end it will take the Wizards to shut down Towns while also limiting at least one of the other big three.

Minnesota Timberwolves – Pick up the Pace

For the Timberwolves, they will need to play fast while making the Wizards play a different style of basketball. The Wizards have shown over their last 10 games that when they hold their opponents shot attempts down and the score to under the 100 point mark they are very hard to beat. Over their last ten games the Wizards are 5-1 when their opponents score fewer than 100 points.

Washington Wizards @ Minnesota Timberwolves 

Wizards (-5.5) – Over/Under 218

Tuesday November 28th, 2017

 Washington Wizards Betting Trends

 The Wizards enter this game just 9-10 against the spread overall but have played very well on the road covering the spread in six of their nine road games rewarding sports handicappers who are sticking with them despite their struggles. Along with struggling of late against the spread the team has had their hands full playing with at least two days rest as they have covered the spread in just one of their last five after consecutive days off. That said the team has been very good on the road of late covering the spread in five of their last seven.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends

After a strong start the Timberwolves have had some trouble of late resulting in them covering the spread in just three of their last nine contests. These inconsistencies could cause many sports handicappers to turn away from them on Tuesday Night. Despite the struggles the Timberwolves have been really good at home covering the spread in seven of their last ten games against teams that come to the Target Center with a winning road record.

Head to Head Matchup

The trends all point to the Timberwolves on Tuesday Night including the key stat the home team has gone 19-7 against the spread over their last 26 total meetings. Other trends that help push us towards the Timberwolves include the fact the Wizrds are just 1-6 over their last seven trips to Minnesota awhile the favorite has covered in 20 of their last 27 overall matchups.

Prediction – Minnesota Timberwolves, (Like the Over)