The Minnesota Timberwolves head to the Hive to take on the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
The Wolves are on the verge of being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention as they continue to slide in the standings. Minnesota has lost four in a row and eight out of their last 11 games overall. Karl Anthony Towns posted his fifth straight double-double in their loss to the Dubs on Tuesday but the Wolves’ Taj Gibson left the game with a calf injury and is listed as day-to-day.
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The Hornets are also free-falling from the team standings as they dropped a crucial contest to the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Charlotte has lost 13 out of its last 18 games and is now three games behind Miami entering Wednesday’s games. Charlotte enters this game having lost its last two and four out of their last five games. Kemba Walker needs the support from his teammates especially Marvin Williams who is shooting just 5-29 from the floor in his last four games played.
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games played and the Timberwolves are 0-6 SU in their last six road games played. Charlotte is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games played and are 1-4 SU in their last four games played at home. Head to head, the Hornets are 17-7 SU in their last 24 games against the Timberwolves and Charlotte is 5-1 SU in their last five home games against Minnesota.
The Wolves beat the Hornets 121-104 last December 5 and Minnesota is just 9-28 SU on the road. Minnesota won’t have the services of Derrick Rose and possibly Taj Gibson as well. The Hornets meanwhile are a good 21-15 SU at home and given that they are still in playoff contention and the Wolves are merely playing spoilers here, I’m picking the Charlotte Hornets to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on 3/21/19.
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The Wolves are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games played. Minnesota is 0-6 ATS in their last six games on the road. The Hornets are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games played. Charlotte is 0-4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Head to head, the Hornets are 6-4 ATS in their last ten games against the Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last four games against the Southeast Division, 0-6 ATS in their last six games against teams with a winning home record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games after scoring more than 100 points in their previous games. The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last six games after allowing 100 or more points in their previous game.
The total has gone over in six out of the last 10 games played by the Timberwolves and the over is 4-2 in their last six games played on the road. The Hornets have seen the total go over in six out of their last 10 games played. The over is 3-2 in Charlotte’s last five home games played. Head to head, the total has gone over in four out of the last five meetings between these two teams. Both teams are struggling with the spread bu Minnesota is without Derrick Rose and possibly Taj Gibson.
The over is 13-4 in Minnesota’s last 17 road games against teams with a winning home record, 22-7 in their last 29 games against teams from the Southeast Division and 9-3 in their last dozen road games. The Hornets have seen the total go over in 5-0-1 in their last six games against teams from the Northwest Division, 5-2 in their last seven games when playing on one day rest and the over is also 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams.