Monday, December 28, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 11-19 and a road record of 7-7. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 26-6 and a home record of 17-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 88.7, good for a point differential of 13.1.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.1 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Minnesota averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
San Antonio averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 8th with 14.1 per game. The Spurs allow 88.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 12-17-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-15-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 21-10-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-20-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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