Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 5-13. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 11-8. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 102.0, good for a point differential of 2.4.
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Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kemba Walker averages 23.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Minnesota averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Charlotte averages 104.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 11.7 per game. The Hornets allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 95.5 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 28% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-13-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-9-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/01/16 G Brandon Rush Toe "?" Friday vs. New York
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/26/16 F Marvin Williams Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -7
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