Monday, January 25, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, January 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 14-31 and a road record of 7-14. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 99 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 30-12 and a home record of 16-3. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 95.7, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.8 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kevin Love averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Minnesota averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Cleveland averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 18-26-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-22-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-22-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-23-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/24/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee "?" Monday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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