**ALERT** Burns' *10 Non-Conf. GAME OF THE MONTH!: Off a winning Tuesday, Ben Burns is making just one NBA selection on Wednesday. Correction. One H-U-G-E NBA selection. In fact, this one qualifies as his #1 NON-CONF. GAME OF THE MONTH. Do the right thing. Get down NOW!
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets Mar 28 2012 7:05PM
Prediction: Charlotte Bobcats
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on CHARLOTTE. The Bobcats have both the venue and the schedule in their favor. Yet, they're still getting a solid handful of points. I believe that's providing us with excellent value. The T-Wolves lost at Memphis last night. This will be the 10th different city they played in over their last 10 games - 9 road games and one at home. After playing all those big road games against Western Conference opponents - and with former player Kevin Garnett and the Celtics on deck, I feel it will be easy to get caught looking past lowly Charlotte. Note that in addition to playing the second of back-to-back games, the T-Wolves will be playing their ninth game since March 15th. On the other hand, the Bobcats had yesterday off and will be playing just their seventh game, during the same period. While its easy to pick on the Bobcats, keep in mind that the T-Wolves are a dismal 6-12 ATS when laying points, 0-1 ATS as a road favorite in the -3.5 to -6 range. Additionally, they're only 4-12 SU when playing the second of b2b games. The Bobcats, who play with revenge from a February loss at Minnesota, are 6-1 the last seven times that they were a host in this series. The lone loss came by six points. In fact, four of seven meetings here have been decided by six or less. I won't be surprised if this one also comes down to the wire and am grabbing all those generous points. *10