Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 17 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 226.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 25-52 and a road record of 12-26. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. Minnesota is 3-12 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-33. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 69-8 and a home record of 37-1. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.3 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 11. Golden State has a division record of 15-1 and a conference record of 42-5. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.2 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 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.2 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Draymond Green averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Minnesota averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.3 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 29 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 25th with 15.1 per game. The Warriors allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves average 102.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 110.1. In terms of pace they average 95 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 20% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors score 116.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 115 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.7. They get 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-41-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 40-34-3 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 40-34-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 42-34-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/03/16 G Andre Iguodala Ankle "?"
04/03/16 C Andrew Bogut Ribs "?"
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State
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