Monday, November 2, 2015
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, November 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.7 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Ricky Rubio averages 20 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 11 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 13 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Portland averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 17 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 59.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 23% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 5th with 13 per game. The Timberwolves allow 94.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 64 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 16.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 0-2-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/01/15 G Gerald Henderson Hip "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
10/29/15 F Cliff Alexander Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
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