Sunday, December 20, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, December 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 10-16 and a road record of 6-6. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 7-19 and a home record of 6-7. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.1 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of -6.7.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.4 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jarrett Jack averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Minnesota averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 96.1 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 20th with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Nets force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-14-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-12-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-11-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-15-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/19/15 F Thomas Robinson Illness "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
12/19/15 G Wayne Ellington Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Minnesota
12/16/15 PG Shane Larkin Concussion out indefinitely
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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