Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 6-18. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 13-10. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.0 points per game and surrendering 99.9, good for a point differential of 3.1.
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Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.6 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jimmy Butler averages 25.6 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Dwyane Wade averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Minnesota averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 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 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.6 per game. The Timberwolves allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Chicago averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 13.7 per game. The Bulls allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 112.3. 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 28% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.3 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 Bulls rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-17-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-14-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/12/16 F Nemanja Bjelica Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -7.5
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