Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The opening line for this game has New York as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 9-14 and a road record of 6-5. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 11-14 and a home record of 5-7. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 14.9 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Minnesota averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
New York averages 97.3 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 6th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-11-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 14-11-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 10-14-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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