Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 4-10. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 13-2. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 119.2 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of 12.5.
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Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.9 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kevin Durant averages 27 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Stephen Curry averages 26.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Minnesota averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Golden State averages 119.2 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 31.9 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Warriors allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 108.9. 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 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 118.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-10-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 7-7-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 10-5-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/24/16 F Draymond Green Eye probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -14
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