Milwaukee Bucks(4-2) Vs. Minnesota Timberwolves(4-1)
NBA: Sunday, Nov 4, 2019, 8:00 PM ET @ Target Center
Spread: Timberwolves: +7.5
ESPN Matchup Predictor: 60.1% Bucks/39.9% Timberwolves
Free NBA Expert Pick Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Monday night the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves will play in what is sure to be a great matchup.
The Bucks and Timberwolves have had great starts to the season. The Timberwolves are 4-1 and 1-0 at home. Similarly, the Bucks are 4-2 and 2-1 on the road.The Timberwolves have an SRS of 8.55 for the season while the Bucks have an SRS of 9.69.
However, the Timberwolves are without Karl-Anthony Towns tonight after he was suspended for two games. So far this season, Towns is averaging 31.6 Points, 13.4 Rebounds, and 4.6 Assists per 36 minutes this season. Per 100 possessions his offensive rating has improve substantially this season.
Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague are off to great starts to the season as well. Teague is averaging 17.7 points 36 minutes and Wiggins is also averaging 22.4 points per 36 minutes. Wiggins has really stepped it up defensively this season. Wiggins has also been more aggressive offensively and is shooting 6.4 3-point attempts per game. The Timberwolves will need Wiggins to be aggressive with Towns not playing against the Bucks
The Timberwolves are +7(+/-)at home and the Bucks are +9 on the road. This would be a close game if Towns were starting. The Bucks are expected to win, however, I also expect the Timberwolves not to cover the spread.