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Looking for Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Timberwolves taking on the Hornets on Saturday, Dec. 3 2016 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
5-14 (2-8 V) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets 11-8 (6-5 H)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: -110
NBA Betting Odds: CHA -7
NBA Betting Total: 206
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The Timberwolves have arguably the best player in the NBA to build around. Karl-Anthony Towns is a beast and he’s young…and he’s got the skill set of a guard in the body of a center (…and the body of a center, to boot).
Against Charlotte, there’s one key strategy that needs to come to fruition: Contain. Kemba. Walker.
The Hornets have relied on Walker so far this season, and Minnesota will look to stop him — or at least they’ll try if they hope to have any semblance of success this season.
On the year, Charlotte has averaged 104.4 points per contest, which is good enough for 14th in the NBA. Unfortunately, that only puts them one spot ahead of “middle-of-the-pack status.”
Defensively, the Hornets have given up 102 points per game, which puts them at 12th in the Association.
Charlotte is ahead of the “middle-of-the-pack” status in that category.
Against Minnesota, the key to winning is stopping the pieces that complement Towns — not necessarily stopping Towns himself.
He is going to get his own, but it’s containing Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine and the rest of the talented young crew that makes the real difference.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Hornets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Timberwolves are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
Don’t think of this matchup as a boring contest set behind a national ESPN Friday night slate. For you East Coasters who are off work and ready to veg, turn on the League Pass and tune into a contest that is going to be wildly entertaining ahead of its ATS projection.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: MIN ATS
Not only should the Minnesota Timberwolves win this game ATS, but we should see them follow Anthony-Towns’ leadership and take this game in a close one on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 99 – Charlotte 98
We’re not talking about a game-winning shot at the buzzer by KAT…but we’re not saying it won’t happen either.
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