Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 30-51 and a road record of 9-31. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 106 per contest. New Orleans is 4-12 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-31. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 28-53 and a home record of 13-27. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -4. Minnesota has a division record of 4-12 and a conference record of 17-34. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game in 30.4 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 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 23rd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 96.7 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 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Timberwolves score 100.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.8 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 95.1 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 20% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 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 36-44-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 42-37-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-42-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 42-36-3 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/02/16 PG Norris Cole Back out indefinitely
03/29/16 F Alonzo Gee Quad out for season
03/29/16 PG Jrue Holiday Eye out for season
03/25/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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