Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 11, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (21-47) visit the Detroit Pistons (20-49) in a matchup of Northwest Division teams at Little Caesars Arena, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The Pistons are 7-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The over/under in the matchup is set at 227.5.

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Timberwolves vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Timberwolves -7 -110 -110 227.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Minnesota’s games this season have gone over the point total for Tuesday’s matchup point total (227.5 points) in 55.9% of opportunities (38 out of 68 matchups).
  • 18 Detroit games this year (26.1% of its matchups) ended with a final score higher than Tuesday’s total of 227.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 218.8 points per game, 8.7 points fewer than the total of 227.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 228.8 points per game, 1.3 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Timberwolves games is 229.7 points, 2.2 more than the over/under of 227.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 9.6 points more than the average over/under in Pistons’ games this season (217.9 points).

Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has failed to cover the spread more often than not this season, going 32-33.
  • The Timberwolves’ record against the spread as at least a 7-point favorite is above .500 at 1-0.
  • Minnesota has gone over the point total less than half of the time, in 31 of 65 games (47.7%).

Timberwolves Key Players

  • Karl-Anthony Towns leads the Timberwolves in points and rebounds. He scores 24.9 points per game while tacking on 10.6 rebounds.
  • The team is led in assists by Ricky Rubio’s 6.4 per game.
  • Malik Beasley is the top three-point shooter for the Timberwolves, hitting 3.5 per game.
  • Rubio leads the team with 1.5 steals per game. Towns collects 1.2 blocks a game to pace Minnesota.

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Timberwolves Last 10 Games

Timberwolves Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Timberwolves Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/9/2021 Magic 128-96 MIN Yes Away -27.5 231.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
5/7/2021 Heat 121-112 MIA No Away +9.5 225.5 525 -750 Regular Season Yes Over
5/5/2021 Grizzlies 139-135 MEM No Home +9.5 258.5 475 -650 Regular Season Yes Over
5/1/2021 Pelicans 140-136 NO No Home +3.5 252.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
4/29/2021 Warriors 126-114 MIN Yes Home -3.5 244.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 8-2 5-5-0 238.1 121.6 116.5 +4.9 37.3%

Timberwolves Injuries


Juancho Hernangomez: Day To Day (Quad),

Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle),

Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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Pistons Betting Data

  • Detroit has a winning record against the spread, going 39-27 ATS (covering 59.1% of the time).
  • When they are at least 7-point underdogs, the Pistons have fared well, going 2-1 against the spread.
  • Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this year — 30 of 66 (45.5%).

Pistons Key Players

  • Jerami Grant is the top scorer for the Pistons with 22.3 points per game. He also adds 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game to his statistics.
  • The Detroit leaders in rebounding and assists are Mason Plumlee with 9.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 3.6 assists per game) and Killian Hayes with 5.2 assists per game (he also tacks on 6.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game).
  • Wayne Ellington hits 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pistons.
  • Hayes (1.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Detroit while Isaiah Stewart (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Pistons Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Pistons Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/9/2021 Bulls 108-96 CHI No Home +16.5 200.5 1200 -3000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/8/2021 76ers 118-104 PHI No Away +25.5 226.5 Regular Season Yes Under
5/6/2021 Grizzlies 111-97 DET No Home +1.5 208.5 100 -120 Regular Season Yes Under
5/4/2021 Hornets 102-99 CHA No Home +6.5 208.5 280 -350 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Magic 119-112 ORL Yes Home -8.5 239.5 Regular Season No Under
Pistons Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
2-8 6-4 2-8-0 209.4 102.1 107.3 -0.3 33.3%

Pistons Injuries


Josh Jackson: Day To Day (Tooth),

Frank Jackson: Day To Day (Ankle),

Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),

Jerami Grant: Out (Knee),

Mason Plumlee: Out (Rest),

Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee),

Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Calves),

Hamidou Diallo: Out (Health protocols),

Cory Joseph: Out (Ankle)