Minnesota Timberwolves (4-4) at Detroit Pistons (5-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 11, 2019 7:00 PM EST (Little Caesars Arena)
Line & Odds: Timberwolves (+125), Pistons (-145) Spread: (-2) – Over/Under 233
The Pistons and Timberwolves meet in Detroit Monday night for the first of two matchups this season. The Pistons won both meetings last season.
Blake Griffin is expected to return to Detroit’s lineup after missing the first 10 games this season due to a left knee and left hamstring problem. His minutes will be limited the first few games of his return. Griffin averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists last season.
Derrick Rose has missed the last four games due to a hamstring injury. He has been a bright spot for the Pistons, averaging 20.8 points per game in six games off the bench. Rose is expected to play Monday night.
Detroit is coming off a 112-106 loss at the hands of the Pacers in Indiana on Friday. 6 Pistons scored double-digit points, Luke Kennard leading the team with 29. Andre Drummond finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Drummond leads the team with a 21.2 points per game average this season.
Minnesota lost 100-98 to the Nuggets following a Nikola Jokic game-winner. Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins both had 25 points. Towns lead the Timberwolves with 25.6 points per game.
Shabazz Napier, Jordan Bell, and Jeff Teague are all out for Minnesota. They are expected to be out until the end of the week.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends (Odds Shark)
Detroit are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games against Minnesota
Detroit are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
Minnesota are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Minnesota are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games against Detroit
The return of Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin will be too much for Minnesota to handle. Those two combined with Andre Drummond results in offensive firepower that the Timberwolves are not equipped to stop.