At 7:00 ET, the Pistons (-721) will host the Timberwolves (+503) in a non-conference matchup. Minnesota (-11.5) is currently 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the Northwest Division. Detroit (4-36) is 15th in the East and 5th in the Central.

BSD will have the TV coverage for this game, which will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The over/under line is 223 points.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +11.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-109 in favor of the Timberwolves.
  • Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 13 threes.

Taking a Look at the Timberwolves Chances on the Road

In terms of their O/U record, Minnesota is 20-19 this season. The under has hit in their last two games and in 21 of their 39 games overall.

The Timberwolves are favored by 11.5 points today and have a 15-14 ATS record as the favorite. Against the spread, they have covered in three straight games and are 20-18 overall.

Minnesota’s most recent win came against the Clippers (109-105). The O/U line for that game was 224 points, and the Timberwolves were favored by 1.

Overall, the Timberwolves are 28-11 this season, which is the best record in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 8-5 compared to 20-6 against the West.

On average, Minnesota’s games have finished with 220.4 points this season, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 223. Their O/U lines have averaged 223.3 points.

Minnesota has won their last two games on the road and have an ATS record of 10-10 on the road. Against the Western Conference, they are 12-9 straight-up on the road.

So far this season, the Timberwolves are 20th in the league in scoring at 113.1 points per game. However, their scoring numbers have been better on the road (113.6 PPG) compared to at home (112.6 PPG).

Minnesota has outscored the NBA average in just 41% of their games this year and are 24th in pace at 97.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Timberwolves are 6th in the league at 48%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Minnesota is 4th in the league at 38% but are just 25th in three-point attempts. Overall, they are 20th in three-point makes at 12.1 per game.

This season, the Timberwolves’ defense is the 1st ranked defense in the NBA at 1st PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 74.4% of their games. The Timberwolves defense is coming off a game in which they held the Clippers offense to just 56.7% shooting. Overall, they gave up 105 points to Los Angeles.

Will Detroit Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

Detroit’s ATS record for the season is 16-23, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. As the underdog, the Pistons are 16-20 vs. the spread this season, and they have gone 2-33 straight-up as the underdog.

In their most recent game, the Pistons were 6-point underdogs against the Wizards but won the game by a score of 129-117. The O/U line for that game was 238 points.

This season, the average combined scoring total in Pistons games is 234.3 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 223 points, and Detroit has a season record of 25-14-1 vs. the O/U.

Detroit’s overall record is 4-36, which is 15th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 4-20 and 1-7 against Central Division opponents. At home, the Pistons are 2-17 and 2-19 on the road.

The Pistons are 2-12 against the spread at home and have an average scoring margin of -9.8 points per game. As the underdog, their ATS scoring margin is -10.7 points per game.

The Pistons are 26th in the NBA in scoring this season, averaging 111.8 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 113.1 points compared to 110.2 at home.

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA average in just 25% of their games. They are 7th in pace at 100.5 possessions per game.

Detroit is 17th in field goal percentage at 47% and has made 53% of their two-point attempts (19th). However, they are 30th in three-point shooting at 34%.

Currently, the Pistons’ defense holds the 27th rank in the NBA, allowing 122.6 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pistons defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.5% while allowing 38.3% from downtown.