Through 3 Quarters
The Milwaukee Bucks were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Minnesota Timberwolves as Milwaukee lead 115-89.
The Bucks have been riding high on the performance of power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has 33 points and eight assists in addition to eight boards and two blocks. A double-double would be Antetokounmpo's eighth in a row.
Minnesota has been led by center Karl-Anthony Towns, who so far has 24 points and seven assists along with five rebounds. A double-double would be Towns' fourth in a row.
This is the most points Milwaukee has had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.
Minnesota @ Milwaukee
Current Records: Minnesota 7-24; Milwaukee 18-13
What to Know
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-8 against the Milwaukee Bucks since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Tuesday. Minnesota's road trip will continue as they head to Fiserv Forum at 8 p.m. ET to face off against Milwaukee. The Bucks will be strutting in after a victory while Minnesota will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Minnesota was close but no cigar on Sunday as they fell 103-99 to the New York Knicks. A silver lining for Minnesota was the play of center Karl-Anthony Towns, who posted a double-double on 27 points and 15 boards along with three blocks.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee strolled past the Sacramento Kings with points to spare on Sunday, taking the contest 128-115. Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and small forward Khris Middleton were among the main playmakers for Milwaukee as the former dropped a double-double on 38 points and 18 rebounds and the latter had 32 points and six assists in addition to eight rebounds. That makes it seven consecutive games in which Antetokounmpo has had at least ten rebounds.
Minnesota is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Now might not be the best time to take Minnesota against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past four consecutive games.
Minnesota is now 7-24 while the Bucks sit at 18-13. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Timberwolves have only been able to knock down 43.80% percent of their shots, which is the third lowest field goal percentage in the league. Milwaukee's offense has more to brag about, as they they enter the game with a 48.60% field goal percentage, good for second best in the league. We'll see if their 4.80% advantage translates to a win.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- TV: Fox Sports - North
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bucks are a big 10-point favorite against the Timberwolves, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors have moved against the Bucks slightly, as the game opened with the Bucks as an 11.5-point favorite.
Milwaukee have won eight out of their last ten games against Minnesota.
- Jan 01, 2020 - Milwaukee 106 vs. Minnesota 104
- Nov 04, 2019 - Milwaukee 134 vs. Minnesota 106
- Feb 23, 2019 - Milwaukee 140 vs. Minnesota 128
- Oct 26, 2018 - Milwaukee 125 vs. Minnesota 95
- Feb 01, 2018 - Minnesota 108 vs. Milwaukee 89
- Dec 28, 2017 - Milwaukee 102 vs. Minnesota 96
- Mar 11, 2017 - Milwaukee 102 vs. Minnesota 95
- Dec 30, 2016 - Minnesota 116 vs. Milwaukee 99
- Mar 04, 2016 - Milwaukee 116 vs. Minnesota 101
- Jan 02, 2016 - Milwaukee 95 vs. Minnesota 85
Injury Report for Milwaukee
- Jrue Holiday: Out (Covid-19)
- Jaylen Adams: Out (Covid-19)
- Jordan Nwora: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Minnesota
- Jarrett Culver: Out (Ankle)
- D'Angelo Russell: Out (Knee)