At 8:00 ET, the Timberwolves (-1295) will host the Pistons (+765) at the Target Center in Minneapolis. This non-conference matchup will be televised on BSN.

Minnesota (49-22) is currently favored by 14.5 points, and they are on a two-game win streak. Detroit (12-60) has lost seven straight and is 15th in the Eastern Conference.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +14.5

This game will be played at Target Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, March 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-103 in favor of the Timberwolves.
  • Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can the Pistons Grab a Win in Minneapolis?

Detroit enters today’s game as 14.5-point underdogs, and they have gone 8 straight games as the underdog. As the underdog, they are 9-56 straight-up and 32-32 against the spread. On average, they have been outscored by 9.8 points per game as the underdog.

In their most recent game, the Pistons lost to the Knicks by a score of 124-99. They were 17-point underdogs in that game and are now 35-36 ATS for the season. The O/U line for that game was 211.5.

This season, Detroit has an O/U record of 36-35-1, and their games have averaged 231.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 215, and 69 of their games have had higher over/under lines.

Detroit is currently in 15th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 12-60. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-37 and 2-13 against teams in their division. On the road, they are 5-29 compared to 7-31 at home.

This season, the Pistons have struggled to score, averaging just 111.1 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. When playing on the road, they are averaging 111.8 points per game.

So far, the Pistons have outscored the NBA average in just 29.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Detroit is 7th in the league, averaging 99.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pistons are 20th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 20th in two-point shooting at 53%. From beyond the arc, they are 25th in three-point shooting at 35%.

Facing Minnesota, the Pistons aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.2 points allowed per game (26th). Opponents are hitting 56.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.3% of their three-point attempts.

Pressure Builds for Minnesota as Home Favorites

In the Western Conference standings, the Timberwolves are currently in 3rd place with a record of 49-22. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 34-12 compared to 15-10 against the East.

Minnesota is favored by 14.5 points in today’s game and they have won their last 5 games as the favorite. This season, they have been favored in 55 of their 71 games and have a record of 41-14 as the favorite.

Against the spread, the Timberwolves have covered in 6 straight games and are 37-33 ATS for the season. At home, they are 17-17 ATS, while going 20-16 ATS on the road.

Their most recent win came against the Warriors, where they won by a score of 114-110. Minnesota was favored by 2.5 points in that game and the O/U line was 220.5.

This season, Minnesota has an O/U record of 36-35. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 219.7 points, which is slightly lower than today’s O/U line of 215.

When it comes to scoring, the Timberwolves are 18th in the league at 113.2 points per game. However, at home, they are averaging just 111.6 points per game (23rd). So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.7% of their games.

Minnesota is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA at 39% (1st). Overall, they are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of pace, the Timberwolves are 20th in the league at 97.1 possessions per game.

So far, Minnesota has made an average of 12.7 three-pointers per game (15th). In terms of free throws, they are 11th in the league at 17.8 made per game.

Minnesota’s defense has been playing well, ranking 1st in the NBA with 106.5 points allowed per game. The Timberwolves defense is coming off a game in which they held the Warriors offense to just 47.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 110 points to Golden State.