Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 8-19. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 14-14. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of -1.7.
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Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dennis Schroder averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Minnesota averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 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 27th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 28th with 16.5 per game. The Hawks allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 111.2. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-17-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/20/16 C Dwight Howard Back "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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