Sunday, November 13, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 106.6 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.
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Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. D'Angelo Russell averages 15.6 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 18.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Minnesota averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 12th 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 9th 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 17th 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 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 12th 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 8th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
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 Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-4-0 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 Lakers Injuries
11/12/16 C Ivica Zubac Back doubtful Saturday vs. New Orleans
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/12/16 PG Ricky Rubio Elbow is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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