Washington Looks To Improve On Their Winning Home ATS Record

Sunday, March 3, 2019 3:56 PM UTC

Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019 3:56 PM UTC

The Timberwolves and Wizards will battle in D.C. for draft positioning rather than playoff seeding.

<h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-ac13bdd0-7fff-f3dc-37a3-08ec1f0f8bd6">Minnesota (29-33 SU, 32-30 ATS) at Washington (25-37 SU, 27-35 ATS)</b></h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-ac13bdd0-7fff-f3dc-37a3-08ec1f0f8bd6">Sunday 6 p.m. ET<br /><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/minnesota-timberwolves-vs-washington-wizards-3569966/odds/" title="Live Game Odds">Free NBA Pick: Wizards ATS</a><br />Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4427&amp;book=BOVADA" target="_blank" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">Bovada</a></b></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3569966, "sportsbooksIds":[999996,93,180,1602,169], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>The Washington Wizards host the Minneapolis Timberwolves on Sunday in a game between teams fighting for draft position rather than looking to stay in the playoff hunt. The Wizards (25-37) had a chance to win their second straight road game Friday night but faltered in Boston. Despite a poor shooting night, the Wizards led briefly in the fourth quarter before dropping a 107-96 decision to a Celtics team that had lost four straight games.</p><p>Turnovers doomed the Wizards late as they were outscored 16-8 down the stretch. On a night they shot 36 of 89 (40.4 percent) from the floor, Washington compounded its troubles by committing 18 turnovers that led to 24 Boston points.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"und\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Tomáš Satoranský on tomorrow night's matchup vs. Minnesota, Bradley Beal's growth as a leader, and more from practice.&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/DCFamily?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#DCFamily&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/7UJD9M4f8h\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/7UJD9M4f8h&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/1101965403213848576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;March 2, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n\n"}[/]</p><p>Washington is in 11th place in the Eastern Conference while Minnesota occupies the same spot in the West. Both are within reach of the eighth-place teams in the playoff race. The Wizards will play seven of their next nine games at home, where they are 17-12 overall and 14-7 since Nov. 20. Overall this season, the Wizards are outscoring opponents by 2.8 points per 100 possessions at home and rank fourth in the NBA in points scored per game at home at 117.0.</p><p>The Timberwolves are 9-23 on the road and are allowing 38.9 percent 3-point shooting. They have been outscored by 4.5 points per 100 possessions on the road overall. Minnesota will be looking to salvage the finale of a three-game road trip when it meets the Wizards for the first time this season on Sunday. (The teams will play again March 9 in Minneapolis.)</p><p>The Timberwolves (29-33) have made a habit of losing close games and their most recent outing was a perfect example. Minnesota stayed close at Indiana on Thursday night, but missed free throws, and a timely Indiana offensive rebound contributed to a 122-115 loss to the Pacers. The Wolves shot only 23 of 34 from the free-throw line and 19 turnovers resulted in 28 Indiana points.</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="Live NBA Odds">The line opened up with the two teams being even</a>, which means that the oddsmakers slightly favor the TImberwolves in a matchup on a neutral site sense the home team typically gets points for just playing at home. The Wizards are 17-11 ATS at home on the season and <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" title="Check Our NBA Picks">should be able to take advantage of a Minnesota team</a> that is only 15-17 away from home.</p>
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