Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves odds, picks and predictions


The Minnesota Timberwolves (41-30) host the Milwaukee Bucks (44-26) Saturday at the Target Center for a 5 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we look at the Bucks vs. Timberwolves odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Milwaukee has won 8 of its last 9 – 7-2 against the spread (ATS), which includes back-to-back road victories at the Utah Jazz Monday (117-111) and the Sacramento Kings Wednesday (135-126).

Minnesota has won 9 of its last 10 (9-1 ATS) and is on a 3-game winning streak with wins over the Miami Heat last Saturday (113-104), the San Antonio Spurs Monday (149-139) and the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday (124-104).

The T-Wolves snapped a 6-game losing skid to the Bucks, Oct. 27, with a 113-108 in Milwaukee as 6-point road underdogs. The Bucks are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the T-Wolves.

Bucks at Timberwolves odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:16 p.m. ET.

  • Money line (ML): Bucks -150 (bet $150 to win $100) | Timberwolves +122 (bet $100 to win $122)
  • Against the spread: Bucks -2.5 (-120) | Timberwolves +2.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 244.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

Bucks at Timberwolves key injuries


  • SG Pat Connaughton (finger) out


  • SF Anthony Edwards (knee) probable
  • PF Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) questionable

Bucks at Timberwolves odds, lines, picks and predictions


Bucks 129, Timberwolves 119

Money line

LEAN to the BUCKS (-150) because I prefer laying the points and paying less juice, but there’s an argument for Milwaukee’s ML being the sharper play.

Either way, the Bucks are the right side because they have a couple of edges in rebounding and getting to the charity stripe.

For instance, Milwaukee has a plus-2.3 rebound-per-game differential whereas Minnesota has a minus-1.2 rebound-per-game differential.

Also, the Bucks are eighth in non-garbage time offensive free-throw attempt rate (FTr) and the T-Wolves are dead-last in non-garbage time defensive FTr, according to (CTG).

Furthermore, Milwaukee was without PG Jrue Holiday in the Bucks-Timberwolves meeting Minnesota won earlier this season. The Bucks score 9.4 more points per 100 possessions when Holiday is on the floor, per CTG.

Again, it’s only a LEAN to the BUCKS (-150) since I’m confident enough in Milwaukee to lay the points.

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Author: Lucy Green