Saturday, December 5, 2015
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 8-12 and a road record of 3-7. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 8-10 and a home record of 2-7. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 19.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Portland averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 16th 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 17th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 11-8-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-10-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/04/15 C Chris Kaman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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