Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick – March 19

The NBA is set up with another solid slate of basketball on Saturday. Four games are up on the board throughout March 19. One of these games will be between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 5:00 PM Eastern time.

Milwaukee has earned a record of 44-26 throughout this season, which has them sitting in second place of the Eastern Conference. The Bucks have won two games in a row and eight of their last nine. Milwaukee is two games back on the top seeded Miami Heat. The Bucks will look for a big win on the road in this one.

The Timberwolves have put up a record of 41-30 so far this season, which has them in seventh place of the Western Conference. Minnesota has won three games in a row and nine of their last ten. The Timberwolves are three games back on the fourth seed. Minnesota will look to remain hot at home as they try to move up the standings.

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Bucks are higher up in the standings and will look to close the gap with the Heat. Minnesota has been rising as of late and will look to move up with a big win. If either team can come out hot in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Milwaukee Bucks -2 ½ (-110) Over 242 ½ (-110)
Minnesota Timberwolves +2 ½ (-110) Under 242 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Milwaukee Bucks Minnesota Timberwolves
Overall Record 44-26 41-30
Away/ Home Record 20-14 23-12
PPG 114.9 115.2
PPG Away/ Home 115.0 112.0
PAPG 110.9 111.9
PAPG Away/ Home 111.8 106.5

Betting Trends

Milwaukee Bucks

  • 34-35 ATS this season
  • 30-27 ATS as a favorite
  • 19-14 ATS in road games
  • 6-2 ATS in March
  • 4-9 ATS on Saturday
  • 2-5 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 4-5 ATS against Northwest division
  • 12-13 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 14-11 ATS in non-Conference game
  • 5-4 ATS after scoring 130 points or more
  • 2-6 ATS after three straight road games
  • 10-19 ATS against team with a winning record

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • 41-30 ATS this season
  • 17-17 ATS as an underdog
  • 21-14 ATS in home games
  • 8-1 ATS in March
  • 4-3 ATS on Saturday
  • 6-4 ATS after two days rest
  • 5-3 ATS against Central division
  • 12-13 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 14-11 ATS after allowing 105 points or less
  • 16-9 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 9-5 ATS after three straight wins
  • 20-14 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up once this season on October 27 in Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 40 points and 16 rebounds. Khris Middleton added 16 points, but it was not enough for the Bucks. D’Angelo Russell put up 29 points, while Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns both scored 25 points. The Timberwolves earned a 113-108 win on the road.

Field Goal Shooting

The Bucks have been solid shooting the ball on the season. Milwaukee has made 46.4 percent of their shots from the field, which is 11th in the league. The Bucks have shot 36.8 percent from behind the arc, which is 4th in the NBA. Milwaukee has sunk 77.4 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 16th in the league.

Minnesota has struggled a bit shooting the ball throughout the season. The Timberwolves have shot 45.4 percent from the field, which is 23rd in the NBA. Minnesota has made 35.4 percent of their shots from deep, which is 13th in the league. The Timberwolves have drained 77.5 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 14th in the NBA.

Milwaukee has been the better team shooting the ball throughout this season and have a slight edge on defense. The Bucks have held opposing teams to a 45.2 percent from the field, which is 8th in the league. The Timberwolves have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.3 percent from the field, which is 12th in the NBA. Both teams will look for their defense to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been strong for Milwaukee throughout this season. Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.8 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Khris Middleton has averaged 20.5 points, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.5 points and 6.7 assists per game. Bobby Portis has averaged 15.3 points         and 9.1 rebounds. Grayson Allen rounds out the lineup, averaging 11.1 points per game.

Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards have been strong for the Timberwolves on the season. Towns has averaged 24.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Edwards is averaging 21 points per game. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18.6 points and 7.1 assists per game. Malik Beasley has averaged 12.3 points per game to round out the lineup.

These two teams have been led by their stars throughout this season. The Bucks have had a bit better depth scoring on the season, but are without Pat Connaughton in this one. Minnesota will look for their lineup to step up early in this one. If either team can have their stars come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Bucks have been the better team on the season and will look for a big win in this one. Minnesota knocked off Milwaukee earlier in the season, but I expect the Bucks to bounce back in this one. If Milwaukee can come out fast on the road, I like their chances to earn the win.

BetOnline has the Bucks listed as a -2 ½ against the spread in this one. This gives a slight edge to Milwaukee on the road in this one. I think that this line is accurate with Minnesota playing red hot as of late. The Timberwolves have been strong recently, but I think they are due for a loss. As slight favorites, I really like the value on Minnesota.

The Bet
Milwaukee Bucks -2.5
-105
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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