Friday, March 25, 2016
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 23-48 and a road record of 11-25. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. Minnesota is 3-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-29. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 35-36 and a home record of 19-18. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -1.1. Washington has a division record of 8-6 and a conference record of 26-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.1 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
John Wall averages 20.1 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 10 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Minnesota averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Washington averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves average 102.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 95.3 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 19% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Wizards score 104.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-36-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-30-3 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-35-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 37-32-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/24/16 G Alan Anderson Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Minnesota
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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