Monday, March 7, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 20-43 and a road record of 9-22. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. Minnesota is 2-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-25. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 33-28 and a home record of 21-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 1.8. Charlotte has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 22-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.6 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kemba Walker averages 21 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Minnesota averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Charlotte averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 13.1 per game. The Hornets allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Timberwolves average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hornets score 104.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 117.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 20.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 95.5 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 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 28-34-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-25-3 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-28-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-31-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
02/19/16 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/01/16 F Spencer Hawes Back out indefinitely
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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