Thursday, November 3, 2016
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 1-2. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 1-2. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 96.0, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Will Barton comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16 points per game in 38.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 32% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 23.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Denver averages 107.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 65.7 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Minnesota averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 20th with 15.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Timberwolves force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 102.3. In terms of pace they average 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 113 and they have a defensive rating of 102.6. They get 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/02/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Minnesota
11/02/16 G Gary Harris Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Minnesota
11/02/16 F Will Barton Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/01/16 PG Ricky Rubio Elbow out indefinitely
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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