Saturday, November 5, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 1-3. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 97.5 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 4-1. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.0 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 19.8 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Russell Westbrook averages 34.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 10 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Minnesota averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15.5 per game. The Timberwolves allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 62 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 30th with 18 per game. The Thunder allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Thunder force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.9 and a defensive rating of 102.1. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 97.6 and they have a defensive rating of 97.2. They get 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 14.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/01/16 PG Ricky Rubio Elbow out indefinitely
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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