Friday, November 25, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, November 25, 2016. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 4-10. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 5-11. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 112.6, good for a point differential of -5.7.
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Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.9 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Devin Booker averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Eric Bledsoe averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Minnesota averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 23rd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Suns force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% 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 Suns rating on offense is 103 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-10-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 11-5-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/22/16 F TJ Warren Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Orlando
11/22/16 C Tyson Chandler Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Orlando
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -1.5
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