Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 12-23 and a road record of 7-12. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 12-23 and a home record of 5-13. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Will Barton averages 16.5 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Denver averages 99.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Minnesota averages 99.7 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 15-18-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 19-15-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-20-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-17-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/01/16 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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