Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 3-18 and a road record of 2-12. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.2 as they are averaging 96.3 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 8-12 and a home record of 2-9. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 31% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 21.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 96.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Lakers allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 17th with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-13-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-9-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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