Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves preview, live stream, odds

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The Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves finish off their home-and-home, two-game series on Monday night in Charlotte. Can the Hornets get revenge?

The Charlotte Hornets finally ended their losing skid that the MinnesotaTimberwolves helped to put them on, and now they are out for revenge in the back half of their home-and-home series.

Kemba Walker is one of the purer scorers in the league and he willed the Hornets (6-9) to a 102-87 win over the Clippers to end the six-game losing streak. Walker was downgraded to questionable with a wrist injury just hours before the game. However, he played 36 minutes and scored 26 points. Dwight Howard contributed a symmetrical 16 points and 16 rebounds. He is averaging a double-double on the season.

The Timberwolves (10-6) are coming off a 100-97 loss to the Pistons. That is largely unremarkable in the middle of the NBA season, but how it happened caused quite a stir. Jimmy Butler was fouled shooting a three-pointer and went to the line with a chance to the tie the game at 98. He made the first two no problem. Before the third, Reggie Jackson stepped into the arc and broke Butler’s rhythm. He proceeded to miss the free throw and Tobias Harris made two of his own on the other end to ice it.

In the first game of the season series, the Timberwolves took control midway through the second quarter and never gave up the lead again on their way to a 112-94 win. Walker was held to just nine points.  Cody Zeller led the team off the bench with 16 points. Kemba’s counterpart Jeff Teague had a double-double with 18 points and 12 assists. Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 20 points.

Here’s how you can watch Monday’s Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game:

Date: Monday, Nov. 20
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Charlotte, NC
Venue: Spectrum Center
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo

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The Hornets have been bet to 2.5-point favorites over the Timberwolves. This line screams trap. If this wasn’t the back half of a back-to-back where the Timberwolves were in Minnesota last night, this line would be very different. Ultimately, you have to respect the power of the second game of a back-to-back.

Prediction: Hornets 101, Timberwolves 98