Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 24-5 and a road record of 8-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.2 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 89 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 11-17 and a home record of 4-10. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -1.4.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 21.3 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
San Antonio averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.9 per game. The Spurs allow 89 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 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 19-9-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 12-15-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-13-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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