Monday, February 8, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, February 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 18-32 and a road record of 5-20. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 105 per contest. New Orleans is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-21. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 16-36 and a home record of 8-18. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of -3.6. Minnesota has a division record of 2-10 and a conference record of 9-22. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
New Orleans averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 97.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Timberwolves score 99 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 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 52%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-30-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-25-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-28-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-23-3 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/05/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/07/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
02/02/16 G Kevin Martin Wrist out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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