Sunday, December 11, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 20-3. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.6 as they are averaging 119.3 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 6-17. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -3.1.
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Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 25.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Kevin Durant averages 26.2 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22.1 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Golden State averages 119.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 31.8 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 14.6 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 117.9 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.6 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 12-10-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-17-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/09/16 F Draymond Green Ankle probable Saturday vs. Memphis
12/09/16 C Zaza Pachulia Wrist probable Saturday vs. Memphis
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/09/16 F Nemanja Bjelica Ankle "?"
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +10.5
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