Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 5-12. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of -0.9.
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Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.7 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
New York averages 103.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th 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 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.6 per game. The Knicks allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 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 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 9-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-12-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-8-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
11/28/16 F Lance Thomas Ankle "?"
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -3
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