Tuesday, November 17, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 4-6 and a road record of 4-1. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 6-3 and a home record of 5-1. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per game and surrendering 90.2, good for a point differential of 6.3.
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 15.5 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Chris Bosh averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Minnesota averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Miami averages 96.6 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 6th with 14 per game. The Heat allow 90.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 1-8-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/16/15 PG Ricky Rubio Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
11/16/15 G Dwyane Wade Personal missed last game, probable Tuesday vs. Minnesota
11/16/15 G Gerald Green Suspension Served probable Tuesday vs. Minnesota
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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