Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 4-9. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 103.0 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 4-10. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 24.8 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.2 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Anthony Davis averages 31.7 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Tim Frazier averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Minnesota averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 10th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.2 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Pelicans force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% 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 Pelicans rating on offense is 101.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12 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 50%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-9-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-6-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-7-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/22/16 F Terrence Jones Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Atlanta
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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