Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/30/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/30/22
Fri 30th December 2022

The Milwaukee Bucks (22-12, 14-3 Home) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top shooting teams when they play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19, 7-11 Away) on Friday. Minnesota was narrowly beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans 119-118 at Smoothie King Center on Wednesday, their fourth loss in a row.

D’Angelo Russell was the key player in defeat with 27 points. The Timberwolves are the 11th seed in the Western Conference. Milwaukee dropped their fourth in a row on Wednesday at United Center, falling to the Chicago Bulls 119-113 in overtime.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 45 points, 22 rebounds, and seven assists in the losing effort, leading the team. The Bucks are second in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games behind the Boston Celtics.The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

Milwaukee will be seeking a season sweep against Minnesota after getting the win in the only previous matchup 115-102 at Target Center on November 4. Jrue Holiday led the Bucks with 29 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Anthony Edwards had 24 points in defeat.

The T’Wolves have been led this season by Edwards, who is averaging 23.5 points per game. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12.0 rebounds per game, third-most in the NBA, and Russell is dishing 6.5 assists. Antetokounmpo (31.7 ppg) has powered the Bucks’ offense. He ranks as the third-highest scorer in the NBA.

Antetokounmpo also has averaged 11.6 rebounds per game, fifth-most in the league. Holiday has tallied 7.5 assists per game.Shooting 49.2% from the field, the Timberwolves are one of the NBA’s most accurate field goal shooting teams (3rd).

The Timberwolves are 1-3 in four games at Fiserv Forum. Minnesota is seeking to snap a three-game losing streak away from Target Center this season. Milwaukee is looking for a fourth straight win at home this season.

Minnesota is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.3 (113.2-115.5). Milwaukee has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 116.1 points per game on average while scoring only 111.5 (-4.6 margin). The Bucks are averaging 112.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 110.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Naz Reid: 25.8 | 16.2 | +9.6
Points per game:
Jaden McDaniels: 15.0 | 11.5 | +3.5
Rebounds per game:
Naz Reid: 7.6 | 4.6 | +3.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jordan Nwora: 3.0 | 10.3 | -7.3
Points per game:
Brook Lopez: 19.4 | 14.8 | +4.6
Bobby Portis: 8.8 | 13.6 | -4.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 (-110)

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