Monday, January 4, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, January 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 12-22 and a road record of 7-9. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 3-33 and a home record of 1-12. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 92.5 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of -12.3.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.5 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 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.1 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 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%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Minnesota averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 92.5 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -12.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 18.4 per game. The 76ers allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The 76ers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-19-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-17-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-21-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 18-17-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
01/03/16 G Hollis Thompson Eye missed last game, probable Monday vs. Minnesota
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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