Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 1-4. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 2-4. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -4.0.
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Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.4 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Minnesota averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 23rd with 16.7 per game. The Nets allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nets force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 95.1 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 25% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nets rating on offense is 102.2 and they have a defensive rating of 106.2. They get 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 5-1-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/01/16 PG Ricky Rubio Elbow out indefinitely
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/07/16 G Randy Foye Hamstring probable Tuesday vs. Minnesota
11/04/16 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota
11/03/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Caris LeVert Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +4
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