Friday, October 30, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, October 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Denver as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
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Ricky Rubio comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 32 minutes so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 14 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Kevin Garnett averages 4 points per game in 13 minutes played this season. He also averages 2 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while he hasn't attempted any free throws.
Danilo Gallinari averages 23 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Kenneth Faried averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1 assist per game. His field goal percentage is 80% and his free throw percentage is 33%.
Minnesota averages 112 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 48 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 111 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 64 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Denver averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 20 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 48% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 58 rebounds per game and 26 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 28th with 21 per game. The Nuggets allow 85 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Nuggets force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
10/27/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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