Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 12-26 and a road record of 7-10. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 98.6 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 19-19 and a home record of 12-9. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.9 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
James Harden averages 28.1 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Minnesota averages 98.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Houston averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-23-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 18-19-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 15-23-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 18-18-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/11/16 PG Andre Miller Head injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/11/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back "?" Tuesday vs. Memphis
01/11/16 PG Ty Lawson Suspension expected to miss Tuesday vs. Memphis
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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