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Bucks vs Timberwolves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 4 (Milwaukee's Defense Too Much for Minnesota)

Devon Platana
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Bucks vs Timberwolves Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Milwaukee Bucks (7-0, 1-0 Away) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-4, 3-2 Home)
Date: Friday, Nov. 4, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Target Center — Minneapolis, MN
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season has 12 games planned for Friday, Nov. 4. One of the dozen is a matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bucks hold the honor of being the NBA's final undefeated team, extending their spotless record with a 116-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Standing in the Bucks' way of an 8-0 record is the Timberwolves, who have now lost back-to-back games. Their latest defeat was a 116-107 loss to the Phoenix Suns, where Minnesota finish with 24 fouls and 18 turnovers, highlighting the need for more discipline.

Bucks vs Timberwolves Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIL: (-168) | MIN: (+142)
Spread: MIL: -3.5 (-110) | MIN: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 227 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bucks enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 227 points, which is higher than average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Bucks vs Timberwolves Prediction & Pick

Though the Timberwolves had a strong start to the season, they've struggled to shoot the ball consistently lately. The T-Wolves' 41.4% field-goal and 29.1% three-point percentages over the last three games rank last and fourth-worst, respectively over that span.

Unfortunately, Minnesota won't get much relief against Milwaukee. The Bucks have the NBA's best defense this season, ranking first in points against (102.0 PPG) and defensive rating (101.9) while causing opponents to shoot a league-worst 42.3% from the floor.

Additionally, the Bucks are 12-4 straight up in their last 16 games against the Timberwolves. With both Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert questionable for tonight's festivities, the Bucks have a fantastic opportunity to improve to an 8-0 and I believe that they're more than good enough to capitalize on that.

Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 117 | Timberwolves: 105

Bucks vs Timberwolves Betting Trends

- Milwaukee is 7-3 straight up in its last 10 games against Minnesota.
- Minnesota is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against the Eastern Conference.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Milwaukee's last 12 road games against Minnesota.
- The total has hit the under in six of Minnesota's last nine home games.

Bucks vs Timberwolves Best Bet

Again, I expect the Timberwolves' shooting struggles to play a factor in the outcome tonight. Not only do the Bucks have the defense to shut their opponent down, but they also have the offensive talent (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, etc.) to ensure that they win by at least four-plus points.

Back the Bucks to go 8-0, covering the 3.5-point spread in the process.

Bet: Bucks -3.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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