Friday, January 15, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 12-28 and a road record of 7-11. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 28-12 and a home record of 18-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.7 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.8 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 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.7 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7 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 82%. Kevin Durant averages 26.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Minnesota averages 98.7 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 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 108.7 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-23-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-20-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-24-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-24-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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