Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-12-2016
by Guy Bruhn - 11/11/2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 7-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 16.9 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 88.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 2-5. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Chris Paul averages 19.3 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.4 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.9 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 24 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Los Angeles averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 56.2 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12 per game. The Clippers allow 88.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Minnesota averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 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 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 91. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 7-1-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-5-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/01/16 PG Ricky Rubio Elbow out indefinitely
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +5.5
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