Thursday, November 12, 2015
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 8-0 and a road record of 3-0. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 17.8 as they are averaging 114.9 points per game while giving up 97.1 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 4-3 and a home record of 0-3. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 99.3, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 32.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Klay Thompson averages 16.1 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Ricky Rubio averages 13 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Golden State averages 114.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 57.9 rebounds per game and 29.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 16.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/11/15 F Andrew Wiggins Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Golden State
11/10/15 PG Ricky Rubio Knee missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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