Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites and the total is set at 210. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 15-15. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 105.0 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 10-22. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.4 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 21.8 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Milwaukee averages 105 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 108.6 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 95.9 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 29% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 94.6 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 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-11-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-16-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/29/16 F Mirza Teletovic Concussion "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
12/26/16 G Rashad Vaughn Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -2
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