Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 14-35 and a road record of 7-17. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. Minnesota is 2-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 8-21. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 32-16 and a home record of 17-7. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 4. Los Angeles has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 17-11. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 35.1 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 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.6 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chris Paul averages 18.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Minnesota averages 99.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 1st with 12.9 per game. The Clippers allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves average 100.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 104 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Clippers score 105.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-27-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-23-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-21-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-24-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/01/16 G Kevin Martin Wrist expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
02/01/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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