Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 13-21 and a road record of 4-15. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 12-21 and a home record of 5-12. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.6 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.8 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 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Milwaukee averages 97.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.6 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.2 per game. The Bucks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-17-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-14-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-18-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-16-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/01/16 F Damien Inglis Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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