Friday, December 11, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, December 11, 2015. The opening line for this game has Denver as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 9-12 and a road record of 6-3. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 8-14 and a home record of 3-7. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 96.1 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.3 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 17.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Kenneth Faried averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Minnesota averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Denver averages 96.1 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 21st with 15.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nuggets force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-10-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-10-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 9-12-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 10-11-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/10/15 G Kevin Martin Wrist injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Denver
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/10/15 G Gary Harris Concussion is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Minnesota
12/10/15 F Joffrey Lauvergne Illness probable Friday vs. Minnesota
12/10/15 F Danilo Gallinari Knee probable Friday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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