Monday, March 21, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, March 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 232.5.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 62-7 and a road record of 30-7. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 115.4 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. Golden State is 14-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 37-5. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 22-47 and a home record of 11-22. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -4. Minnesota has a division record of 3-10 and a conference record of 12-28. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Draymond Green averages 13.6 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Golden State averages 115.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.1 per game. The Warriors allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 114.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.3 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.8 and a defensive rating of 103.6. In terms of pace they average 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Timberwolves score 101 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.2 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 110.3. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 37-29-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 40-28-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 32-36-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-28-3 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/20/16 C Andrew Bogut Toe expected to miss Monday vs. Minnesota
03/17/16 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
03/12/16 G Andre Iguodala Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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