The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at the Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee is 3-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while Minnesota is 2-1 overall and 0-0 on the road. The two teams met twice last season and the Bucks were absolutely dominant, winning 139-112 in February as a 10-point favorite and then 130-105 in April as a 9.5-point favorite.
However, the Timberwolves were without D'Angelo Russell in the first meeting and without Karl-Anthony Towns in the second. This time around, Milwaukee is favored by 6.5-points in the latest Bucks vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 230.5. Before entering any Timberwolves vs. Bucks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Bucks vs. Timberwolves spread: Bucks -6.5
- Bucks vs. Timberwolves over-under: 230.5 points
What you need to know about the Bucks
The Bucks netted a 119-109 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday. Milwaukee's power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo looked sharp as he almost dropped a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. After a three-game road trip, the Bucks now return to Fiserv Forum where they dominated the Nets 127-104 in their only other home game.
Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in that victory and enters Wednesday averaging 24.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. In addition to being 3-1 overall on the season, the Bucks are also 3-1 against the spread. After dominating the Timberwolves twice last season, the defending champions will be looking to continue their dominance against their neighbors in the upper-Midwest.
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
Meanwhile, Minnesota came up short against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, falling 107-98. The losing side was boosted by center Karl-Anthony Towns, who posted a double-double with 32 points and 14 rebounds while also chipping in seven assists. Towns and Anthony Edwards have proven to be a dynamic one-two punch early in the season.
Towns is averaging 29.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks this year, while Edwards is averaging 25.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists. The evolution of Edwards' game is going to be critical if the Timberwolves are going to surprise in the Western Conference this season and this is an intriguing early-season test for the former No. 1 overall pick.
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