Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 98.9 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 3-6. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Kemba Walker averages 25.3 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Andrew Wiggins averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Charlotte averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 10.7 per game. The Hornets allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Minnesota averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 14th with 14 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 101.4. In terms of pace they average 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 9.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 112.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-3-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-6-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/14/16 C Roy Hibbert Knee probable Tuesday vs. Minnesota
10/31/16 G Jeremy Lamb Hamstring out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/14/16 G Brandon Rush Toe "?" Tuesday vs. Charlotte
11/14/16 F Shabazz Muhammad Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Charlotte
11/14/16 PG Zach LaVine Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Charlotte
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +6.5
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