Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 10-21. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 13-18. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 109.4, good for a point differential of -1.9.
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Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.2 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 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.2 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 11.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Wilson Chandler averages 16.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Minnesota averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Denver averages 107.5 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 58.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 24th with 16 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 111. In terms of pace they average 94.8 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 13.6 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 Nuggets rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 110.5. They get 98.1 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 30% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 12-19-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 17-14-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 21-9-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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