Friday, November 27, 2015
Sleep Train Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, November 27, 2015. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 7-8 and a road record of 5-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 101.7 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 6-10 and a home record of 4-5. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106 points per game and surrendering 108.9, good for a point differential of -2.9.
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 14.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Rajon Rondo averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 10.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Minnesota averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Sacramento averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 27th with 17 per game. The Kings allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Kings force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 9-6-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/26/15 F Nemanja Bjelica Knee "?" Friday vs. Sacramento
11/26/15 PG Ricky Rubio Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Sacramento
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/26/15 F Caron Butler Ankle "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
11/26/15 C DeMarcus Cousins Back "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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