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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/1/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks 1-1-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/1/2020 – The Minnesota Timberwolves managed to win two of their last three games and with the last one coming from an overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets. They will go to a big test when facing the Milwaukee Bucks at home in the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 1 at 8 pm Eastern Time. Fox Sports Wisconsin has the TV rights for this game and streaming will be made available by NBA League Pass and Sofa Score. The Milwaukee Bucks are on a three-game winnings streak and NBA Betting Covers see them as the victors over the Timberwolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/1/2020

When: January 1, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/1/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +17 (-108) 227.5 o (-110) +1500

Milwaukee Bucks
-17 (-108) 227.5 u (-110) -3500
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

Two of the last wins of the Minnesota Timberwolves came from overtime. In their latest victory over the Brooklyn Nets, without Andrew Wiggins or Karl-Anthony Towns, they managed to pull off an upset. Shabazz Napier led the team with 24 points, eight assists and two steals. Jarrey Culiver had 21 points while four other T-Wolves players had double-figure scoring for the night. Gorgui Dieng proved that he can step up as well with a 20-rebound night to go with 11 points and three steals. But this is the Bucks that they are facing and they are proving that they are a title contender as the standings leader as of present. With a doubtful KAT and Wiggins, Bucks smell blood.

Players to watch: A. Wiggins SF 26 GP 26 GS 35.8 MIN 24.8 PTS 1.2 OR 4.2 DR 5.4 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2.5 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.11 PER
J. Teague PG 28 GP 13 GS 29 MIN 14 PTS 0.5 OR 2.4 DR 2.8 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.8 AST/TO 17.23 PER
R. Covington PF 31 GP 30 GS 28.4 MIN 12.2 PTS 0.7 OR 4.8 DR 5.5 REB 1.1 AST 1.5 STL 0.9 BLK 1.6 TO 3.2 PF 0.7 AST/TO 13.26 PER.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting

The Milwaukee Bucks had Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Eric Bledsoe back playing against the Chicago Bulls. They didn’t seem to be down a beat with the former MVP giving his team 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Eric Bledsoe had 15 points in his return as well. The Lopez twins had become a factor in recent games and both of them combined for 22 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks as they took care of the paint. Kris Middleton added 25 points as the Bucks look like they are back in the championship contender form. They should give the Timberwolves a very long night at home.

Players to Watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 32 GP 32 GS 30.9 MIN 30.3 PTS 2.6 OR 10.3 DR 12.8 REB 5.7 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 3.6 TO 3.1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 33.8 PER
K. Middleton SF 28 GP 25 GS 28.1 MIN 19 PTS 0.9 OR 4.7 DR 5.6 REB 3.8 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 2.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.93 PER
G. Hill PG 33 GP 0 GS 21.5 MIN 10.4 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.2 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 0.9 TO 1.4 PF 3.2 AST/TO 19.91 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/1/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
Minnesota are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games.
Minnesota are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against Milwaukee.
Timberwolves are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Milwaukee.
Minnesota are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Minnesota are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Minnesota are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games.
Milwaukee are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Milwaukee’s last 18 games against Minnesota.
Milwaukee are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games at home.
Milwaukee are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Bucks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games this season.
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games played in January.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Jeff Teague PG Knee is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Milwaukee
Andrew Wiggins SF Illness is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Milwaukee
Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Milwaukee
Jake Layman SF Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Milwaukee
Treveon Graham SF Illness is “?” Wednesday vs Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks

Wesley Matthews SG Thigh is “?” Wednesday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Milwaukee Bucks
40-42 Against the Spread 57-37-3
44-38 Straight Up 49-48
112 Points per Game 117
113 Points Allowed per Game 108
43.63 Offensive FG% 48.21
76.6 Offensive FT% 72.44
32.16 Offensive 3PT% 36.28
45.95 Defensive FG% 41.36
79.68 Defensive FT% 75.82
37.04 Defensive 3PT% 36.64

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks

The Bucks are 16-2 at home and they are coming in as the favorites to win this game according to Best Sportsbook. If KAT and Wiggins should play, they would just spoil the odds set against them and would trim down that spread. Nonetheless, even with both of them probably back against the Bucks, it will still be Milwaukee owning the night.

Moneyline: It is an overwhelming +1500 on the ML if the Timberwolves get a win over the Bucks. Meanwhile, Milwaukee’s ML is at -3500.

ATS: It is a very wide 17 points across the spread with Milwaukee at -17 while the Timberwolves are at +17.

TOTALs: Bucks and T-Wolves are on 227.5 total for their match with Milwaukee going under while Minnesota is over.

Score Prediction: 124 – 108 Bucks