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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-47) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons (20-95)
Date: Tuesday, May 11th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Timberwolves -290 | Pistons +230
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 227.5
Tuesday, May 11th the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons will tip-off for the second and final time this season. In the initial match on December 23rd, the Timberwolves won 111-101.
Both teams are actively trying to tank with the goal of nabbing one of the bottom three records at season end. Finishing with the 28th, 29th or 30th record rewards those squads with the best odds (14 percent) of winning the top draft pick in the NBA Draft Lottery to be held on June 22nd.
Entering play on Tuesday, Detroit is among several teams at the bottom of the ladder vying for the bottom three seeds. That’s because that trio will obtain an equal 14 percent odds of winning the NBA Draft Lottery that takes place on June 22nd. The Rockets are a lock with only 16 wins and three games remaining.
The next five teams all have the potential to finish tied given their current record and the games remaining. The Thunder, Wolves, and Magic each have 21 losses to the Pistons 20. These clubs have lost between 47 and 49 games. That means all five could end up tied at season end. In that event, a series of coin tosses would determine placement.
The Pistons hold the all-time record between the squads with 31 victories in 61 meetings. Last season the clubs played just a single time due to the pandemic and both clubs not participating in the Disney bubble.
Unlike their tanking counterparts, the Wolves have won seven of their last 12 games. The last game featured a win versus fellow tankers the Orlando Magic.
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Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell each scored 27 to lead the Wolves. Rookie Anthony Edwards continues his ascent posting a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds with five assists.
As for the Wolves injury list they’ll be without Malik Beasley with a left hamstring injury and Jarrett Culver who underwent right ankle surgery. Juan Hernangomez is questionable dealing with a left quad contusion.
With the Pistons invested in the tank, they won’t be motivated to win. Although they’ve been more successful than some of the other tanking teams with two wins in their last eight matches.
That said, their injury list highlights their commitment to making sure of the fact they have the option to run a skeleton roster. Plumlee being rested is the tipoff.
Frank Jackson (right ankle sprain) and Josh Jackson (dential surgery) are questionable.
Hamidou Diallo (health and safety protocols), Wayne Ellington (bilateral calf strain), Jerami Grant (right knee soreness), Cory Joseph (left ankle soreness), Rodney McGruder (right elbow sprain), Mason Plumlee (rest), and Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee soreness) are all out
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pistons are 8-2 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pistons are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone over in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
.For those who are desirous of the coin-flipping contest to determine the draft lottery odds of five teams pull for a Pistons win. Everyone else – bank on the Wolves winning this one easily.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wolves ATS
The cumulative score of the team’s two prior matches was 201 and 198
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