Saturday, October 29, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as -1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 0-1. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 98.0 points per game while giving up 102.0 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 1-1. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per game and surrendering 98.0, good for a point differential of +5.5.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 30.5 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Rudy Gay averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Minnesota averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 56 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 11 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 46% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Sacramento averages 103.5 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 19th with 15 per game. The Kings allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Kings force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 111.2. In terms of pace they average 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 10 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Kings rating on offense is 109.4 and they have a defensive rating of 103.6. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/28/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Minnesota
10/28/16 F Matt Barnes Ribs probable Saturday vs. Minnesota
10/27/16 PG Darren Collison Suspension expected to miss 6 games
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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