Sunday, November 29, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, November 29, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 8-8 and a road record of 6-2. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 8-8 and a home record of 6-4. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Ricky Rubio comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 14.2 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Chris Paul averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 8.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Minnesota averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 2nd with 13.5 per game. The Clippers allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Clippers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-7-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/28/15 F Nemanja Bjelica Knee "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
11/28/15 PG Ricky Rubio Ankle "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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