Friday, November 13, 2015
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, November 13, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 4-3 and a road record of 4-0. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 100.9 points per game while giving up 99.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 5-4 and a home record of 3-2. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 95.3 points per game and surrendering 95.3, good for a point differential of 0.
Ricky Rubio comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Paul George averages 23.8 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Minnesota averages 100.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Indiana averages 95.3 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 23rd with 15.9 per game. The Pacers allow 95.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Pacers force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/11/15 F Andrew Wiggins Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Golden State
11/11/15 PG Ricky Rubio Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Golden State
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/12/15 F Myles Turner Thumb injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
11/12/15 PG Rodney Stuckey Ankle "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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