Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 18-39 and a road record of 8-19. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. Minnesota is 2-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-24. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 37-18 and a home record of 19-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of 4.7. Toronto has a division record of 9-1 and a conference record of 25-9. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.3 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.3 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Minnesota averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Raptors allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Raptors score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.3 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 109.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-31-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-24-3 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 30-24-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 29-24-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
02/19/16 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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