NBA Charlotte Hornets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Preview and Prediction

In this battle between two teams from opposing conferences with the same number of defeats this season, the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-12), looking to extend a small winning streak, are hosting the Charlotte Hornets (11-12), who want to end a losing streak of their own.

Date/Time: 12-05-2018, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves -5

Total: +220.5

Minnesota Timberwolves have a 12-12 record (13-11 against the spread) so far this season currently sit in 10th place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Rockets with a 103-91 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 20.7 ppg, adding a team high 12 boards per game. He is followed by Derrick Rose with 18.4 ppg and 4.4 dimes per game.

Charlotte Hornets have a 11-12 record (14-9 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Pelicans with a 109-119 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 26.5 ppg, adding 4.3 boards and a team high 6.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Jeremy Lamb with 15.2 ppg and 5.4 boards per game.

In their two meetings last season each team won once at home. Wolves have a 10-4 home record this season, while the Hornets are 3-7 on the road. Hornets are better offensively, scoring 114.4 ppg to Wolves’ 109.5, while Wolves are better defensively, allowing 109.7 ppg to Hornets’ 110.7. Hornets have a better field goal percentage (46.1% to 44.2%), while Wolves have a better 3-point percentage (36.4% to 35.5%). Both teams grab exactly 43.9 boards per game, while Hornets are better both in dimes made (24.3 to 23.1) and in turnovers committed (12 to 13.3). Wolves have been very strong at home this season and are playing better lately. Vegas odds give them a -5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.

Charlotte Hornets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves -5 (-108)


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