Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup 2/23/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (39-16) face the Milwaukee Bucks (35-21) on February 23, 2024 at Target Center. The Timberwolves are favorites, by four points, in a matchup featuring one of the strongest defensive squads in the league against one of the highest-scoring teams. The Timberwolves are first in points allowed per contest (106.7), while the Bucks are second in points scored (122). The matchup has an over/under of 225.5.

Matchup

Odds Comparison

Over/Under History
Season Home Away
29-28-0 18-12-0 11-16-0
26-29-1 9-15-1 17-14-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
220 or Less 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 15-5-0 6-2-0 9-3-0
220.5 to 225 2-4-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 10-7-0 7-2-0 3-5-0
225.5 to 229 2-5-0 1-3-0 1-2-0 3-6-1 0-3-1 3-3-0
229.5 to 235 4-4-0 3-3-0 1-1-0 3-5-0 0-3-0 3-2-0
235.5 to 240 3-7-0 1-3-0 2-4-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0
240.5 and over 11-15-0 6-7-0 5-8-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
Against the Spread(ATS) History
Season Home Away
22-35-0 12-18-0 10-17-0
32-23-1 14-10-1 18-13-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
-10.5 or More 2-6-0 2-6-0 0-0-0 6-3-0 5-3-0 1-0-0
-7 to -10 2-5-0 2-5-0 0-0-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 0-0-0
-3.5 to -6.5 7-8-0 5-6-0 2-2-0 2-8-0 0-5-0 2-3-0
-0.5 to -3 2-2-0 2-0-0 0-2-0 4-2-1 1-1-1 3-1-0
0 to 3 3-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 6-4-0 3-0-0 3-4-0
+3.5 to +6.5 3-4-0 0-0-0 3-4-0 6-2-0 0-0-0 6-2-0
+7 to +10 3-2-0 0-0-0 3-2-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 2-1-0
+10.5 or more 0-5-0 0-0-0 0-5-0 1-2-0 0-0-0 1-2-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 12-14 46.2% 34.6 120.5
Underdog 1-6 14.3% 28.6 107
After Losses 12-8 60% 30 120.1
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 19-5 79.2% 60.4 112.7
Favorite 31-11 73.8% 56 114.7
After Win 29-11 72.5% 55 113.8

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.8 29.9 28.3 28.4 26.2
112.9 28.8 27.4 29.5 27.2
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
116.1 27.9 28.3 32 27.9
112.9 28.5 28.8 28.6 27
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
116.5 29.3 28.1 30.3 28.8
117.5 31.4 29.2 29.5 27.4
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112 28.1 28.5 27.9 27.5
109.5 27.5 27.3 28.2 26.5

Milwaukee Bucks Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
2/16/24 MIL 110 @ MEM 113 +14 223.5 46.7% 20 11 25% 13 53% 19 7 50% 16
2/14/24 MIL 97 vs MIA 123 -7 224 44.6% 11 5 33.3% 18 51.7% 18 7 47.5% 14
2/9/24 MIL 105 vs MIN 129 +2 226.5 49.4% 16 10 42.4% 13 55.2% 16 12 51.2% 8
2/5/24 MIL 108 @ UTA 123 -2.5 249.5 46.4% 25 7 36.6% 11 48.3% 24 12 38.6% 16
2/1/24 MIL 116 @ POR 119 +10.5 237 48.9% 18 10 28.9% 13 53.3% 9 9 42.9% 11

Minnesota Timberwolves Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
2/16/24 MIN 128 @ POR 91 +9.5 217 51.7% 27 11 36.7% 13 37.3% 30 9 27.6% 15
2/14/24 MIN 121 @ POR 109 +8.5 213.5 46.4% 34 12 39.4% 12 44.8% 25 12 37.9% 16
2/9/24 MIN 129 @ MIL 105 +2 226.5 55.2% 16 12 51.2% 8 49.4% 16 10 42.4% 13
2/5/24 MIN 111 vs HOU 90 -7.5 221.5 44.4% 27 11 36.7% 15 35.2% 27 10 33.3% 11
2/1/24 MIN 121 vs DAL 87 -13 221 56.2% 30 9 43.3% 10 40.8% 26 9 20.7% 16

Bucks vs. Timberwolves Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN
  • Favorite: Timberwolves (-4)
  • Total: 225.5

Bucks vs. Timberwolves Matchup Statistics

  • The Timberwolves put up 114 points per game, only 4.8 fewer points than the 118.8 the Bucks allow.
  • The Timberwolves have a +399 scoring differential, topping opponents by 7.3 points per game. They're putting up 114 points per game to rank 19th in the league and are giving up 106.7 per outing to rank first in the NBA.
  • The Bucks' +178 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.2 points per game) is a result of putting up 122 points per game (second in NBA) while giving up 118.8 per contest (23rd in league).
  • When playing at home, Minnesota is putting up 2.3 fewer points per game (112.7) than it is in away games (115.0).
  • In 2023-24 Milwaukee is averaging 2.8 more points per game at home (123.3) than on the road (120.5).
  • The Timberwolves' offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 117.9 points per contest compared to the 114 they've averaged this season.
  • Over their previous 10 games, the Bucks are scoring 111.0 points per game, 11.0 fewer points than their season average (122).

Bucks vs. Timberwolves Previous Meetings

Timberwolves vs Bucks (Last 10 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/8/2024 Timberwolves -2 222.5 -130 +110 129-105 MIN
12/30/2022 Bucks -7.5 229.5 -285 +240 123-114 MIL
11/4/2022 Bucks -2 225 -130 +110 115-102 MIL

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Anthony Edwards averages 26.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists, shooting 47.1% from the field and 38.6% from downtown, with 2.6 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. At the other end, he averages 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Rudy Gobert is averaging 13.7 points, 1.2 assists and 12.5 rebounds.
  • Mike Conley is averaging 10.6 points, 2.9 boards and 6.4 assists.
  • Naz Reid is averaging 12.2 points, 1.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds.

Bucks Leaders

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.8 points, 11.2 boards and 6.4 assists. He is also sinking 61.6% of his shots from the field (ninth in NBA).
  • Per game, Damian Lillard provides the Bucks 24.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists. He also averages 1.0 steal and 0.2 blocks.
  • Brook Lopez averages 13.0 points, 5.6 boards and 1.6 assists. He is sinking 48.3% of his shots from the floor and 34.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.8 treys per contest.
  • The Bucks are getting 12.7 points, 6.9 boards and 1.1 assists per game from Bobby Portis.
  • The Bucks are receiving 14.8 points, 4.3 boards and 5.0 assists per game from Khris Middleton.

Bucks vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

  • Timberwolves Injuries: Jaylen Clark: Out (Achilles), Wendell Moore Jr.: Questionable (Knee)
  • Bucks Injuries: Khris Middleton: Questionable (Ankle), Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Knee)