3rd Quarter Report

Only one more quarter stands between the Timberwolves and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Pistons 78-66.

If the Timberwolves keep playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 50-22 in no time. On the other hand, the Pistons will have to make due with a 12-61 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Detroit Pistons @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Current Records: Detroit 12-60, Minnesota 49-22

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: Bally Sports - Detroit
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $23.40

What to Know

The Timberwolves will be playing the full four quarters on Wednesday, but they're expected to have things wrapped up well before that. They have the luxury of staying home for another game and will welcome the Detroit Pistons at 8:00 p.m. ET at Target Center. The Timberwolves will be strutting in after a win while the Pistons will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Last Sunday, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, the Timberwolves beat the Warriors 114-110. Minnesota was down 43-31 with 4:57 left in the second quarter but they still came back for the handy four-point victory.

Meanwhile, the Pistons' recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Monday after their seventh straight loss. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of a 124-99 punch to the gut against the Knicks. Detroit was surely aware of their disadvantage in the point spread, but the foreknowledge did nothing to prevent the result.

Minnesota has been performing well recently as they've won five of their last six matches, which provided a nice bump to their 49-22 record this season. As for Detroit, their defeat dropped their record down to 12-60.

Keep an eye on the arc in Wednesday's contest: The Timberwolves have been dynamite from deep this season, having made 39% of their threes per game. It's a different story for the Pistons, though, as they've only made 35% of their threes this season. Given the Timberwolves' sizable advantage in that area, the Pistons will need to find a way to close that gap.

The Timberwolves beat the Pistons 124-117 in their previous matchup back in January. Will the Timberwolves repeat their success, or do the Pistons have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


Minnesota is a big 15-point favorite against Detroit, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Timberwolves, as the game opened with the Timberwolves as a 13-point favorite.

The over/under is 216 points.

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Series History

Minnesota has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Detroit.

  • Jan 17, 2024 - Minnesota 124 vs. Detroit 117
  • Jan 11, 2023 - Detroit 135 vs. Minnesota 118
  • Dec 31, 2022 - Detroit 116 vs. Minnesota 104
  • Feb 06, 2022 - Minnesota 118 vs. Detroit 105
  • Feb 03, 2022 - Minnesota 128 vs. Detroit 117
  • May 11, 2021 - Minnesota 119 vs. Detroit 100
  • Dec 23, 2020 - Minnesota 111 vs. Detroit 101
  • Nov 11, 2019 - Minnesota 120 vs. Detroit 114
  • Mar 06, 2019 - Detroit 131 vs. Minnesota 114
  • Dec 19, 2018 - Detroit 129 vs. Minnesota 123