At 10:00 ET, the Timberwolves (-190) will host the Bucks (+156) in a non-conference matchup. Minnesota is currently on a four-game win streak and is favored by 4.5 points. The over/under line for this game is 225.5.

This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves (39-16) are currently the top team in the Western Conference, while the Bucks (35-21) are third in the East. Milwaukee has lost two straight games.


The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks +4.5

This game will be played at Target Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 158-125 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.9% and knocking down 19 threes.

Are the Bucks Ready for a Road Win?

The Bucks have an O/U record of 30-26 this season, and their games have averaged a combined 240.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 225.5.

In their last game against the Grizzlies, Milwaukee lost 113-110 as 14-point favorites. The O/U line for that game was 222.5, and the Bucks’ ATS record for the season is 21-35.

Milwaukee has lost two straight games and is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-21. In the Central Division, they are in 2nd place.

As the underdog, the Bucks have a straight-up record of 0-6 and are 1-5 ATS. Their ATS record as the road team is 9-17, and they are 12-14 straight-up on the road.

Against Western Conference teams, the Bucks are 10-8 compared to 25-13 against the East. This season, their games have averaged a combined scoring margin of +.3 points per game on the road.

So far this season, the Bucks have been one of the NBA’s most prolific offenses, ranking 2nd in the league with an average of 122 points per game. They have scored at least the NBA average in 69.6% of their games. However, they have failed to reach their scoring average in each of their last seven games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Milwaukee is one of the top teams in the league. They are 5th in three-pointers made per game (14.2) and 8th in three-point shooting percentage (37%). Overall, the Bucks are shooting 49% from the field, which is 5th in the NBA.

On the road, Milwaukee is averaging 120.5 points per game, which is 3rd in the league. Overall, they are 4th in pace (101.4). In terms of free throws, the Bucks are 4th in made free throws per game (19.7) and 2nd in free throw attempts per game (25.6).

So far, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 23rd in the league at 118.8 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bucks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.1% from downtown.

Will the Timberwolves Find a Way to Win at Home?

Minnesota’s O/U record for the season is 28-27, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line of 225.5 is slightly higher than their season average of 222.7.

The Timberwolves have a record of 39-16 this season, which is the best in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 12-8 compared to 27-8 against the West.

Minnesota has covered the spread in four straight games, and they are 29-25 ATS for the season. At home, they are 13-11 ATS, and their average scoring margin vs. the spread is +10.0 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Timberwolves defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 128-91. The O/U line for that game was 216 points, and Minnesota covered the spread as 9.5-point favorites.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have been favored in 44 of their 55 games. As the favorite, they have a record of 33-11 and have won three straight games as the favorite. Their ATS record as the favorite is 22-21.

This season, the Timberwolves are 20th in scoring at 114 points per game. At home, they are 24th in the league, averaging 112.7 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.3% of their games.

Heading into this game, Minnesota is 26th in pace at 97.3 possessions per game. They are also 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Timberwolves are 3rd in the league at 39%.

So far, the Timberwolves have made an average of 18.7 free throws per game, which is 10th in the NBA. In terms of assists, they are 17th at 26.4 per game.

So far, the Timberwolves’ defense is ranked 1st in the league at 106.7 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Timberwolves are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 25th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 7th in rejections, averaging 5.9 blocked shots each game.