Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 13-29 and a road record of 7-12. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 99 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 13-26 and a home record of 8-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -4.1.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34.8 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 15.5 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.8 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Minnesota averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-24-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-22-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-24-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-23-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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