Thursday, December 31, 2015
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 11-20 and a road record of 7-8. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 17-15 and a home record of 10-5. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.9 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Reggie Jackson averages 20.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 16 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 38%.
Minnesota averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Detroit averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 58.1 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 8th with 14.1 per game. The Pistons allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Pistons force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-13-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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