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Timberwolves to cover -3 (-110) at Knicks – FanDuel, 3:21 PM CT
Both teams are playing well lately. But, as odd as it is to say, the Timberwolves have been the more reliable team this season. They have a better point differential overall, and they have a better ATS point differential on the season and over the past two weeks. From an on-court strategy standpoint, Jarred Vanderbilt should slow down Julius Randle, and Patrick Beverley could create havoc for the Knicks' key guards like Alec Burks and RJ Barrett.
Detroit Pistons +15.5 at Golden State Warriors – FanDuel Sportsbook, 2:30PM CT
Look, it's not often that I would advise backing the Detroit Pistons. On the whole, that's not a profitable strategy. But even on the road, this feels like a little too big of a number. I fully expect Golden State to take care of business, but the Warriors have had shown some cracks in their armor of late, and they haven't looked the same with Draymond Green out and Stephen Curry struggling. Meanwhile, Detroit is starting to look more competent, logging wins over Milwaukee, Utah and Toronto this month. Granted, they've been blown out by Phoenix, Chicago, Memphis and Charlotte, but with Green still out tonight, Klay Thompson likely still limited and Curry coming off of a hand injury, I like the Pistons' chances to keep this one reasonably competitive.